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Book Corner:
Summer Book Club - 3 Books 3 Months 3 Meetings
Karen Wilson, Sandra Hoyle, Jill MacDonald - DMF Board

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As a DMF/DM Library collaboration, all three meetings take place
at 10am on a Saturday at the Del Mar Library.
They are open to all, and free, but you must register to attend here.

Saturday, June 27
The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick
host Karen Wilson
While living in Berlin, Germany, and married to an art dealer, I experienced the art world “up close and personal,” sparking a lifelong interest in a most fascinating field. What I learned included, of course, an appreciation for art within the context of its culture and period of creation, but I also learned just how colorful the people are who live off this industry. From high end art dealers to flea market scavengers, this world lives by the motto “knowledge is money.”

The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick brings the art world to life in all its glory and corruption. It is a romping good tale that astounds all the more as it is based on real life incidents – thievery and fraud – that will forever change the way you view art. A highly amusing and educational read…perfect for summer!

Saturday, July 25
A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
host Sandra Hoyle
A riveting read all the way through that blends a real life tragedy, interesting personal histories, and the science behind why technology is so attention-grabbing. This book places at the forefront the dangers technology presents in our day to day life (texting while driving is like drunk driving). The book also offers insight into our own behavior and how we relate to technology. The antagonist finds redemption in the end, but it was at a grave cost - - two rocket scientists lost their lives.

Why I chose the book -- I think it’s self-explanatory, but as the parents to children (ages 2 to teen) who live and breathe all things technology, my husband and I have spent the better part of 2015 debating and discussing the dangers vs. the benefits of technology in our family’s life. This book struck a huge chord with my husband, and he encouraged me to read it also.

Saturday, August 15
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
host Jill Weitzen MacDonald
I must confess that I have a love affair with well researched and well written historical fiction. Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, took ten years to research and write and will stand the test of time as an epic work of historical fiction. With richly detailed language and characters that are both brave and heartbreaking, Doerr weaves together the stories of a French girl named Marie-Laure who has lost her eyesight and a German orphan named Werner. As Hitler’s power grows, Marie-Laure and Werner’s lives and families are torn apart by the war. Through the magic of storytelling, the war that changes their lives forever also brings them closer together when Germany invades France during WW II.

This event is free, but registration required.  Click here to register.


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