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October 2016 book selection

The Hours Count

by Jillian Cantor


Posts About The Hours Count 

September 28, 2016

Historical events seen through current political eyes.

Several weeks ago, the Republican candidate for president called for "an idealogical screening test" for persons wishing to enter our country. Of course, this is not a new idea, and also it did not start with the McCarthy Era. The US has had policies like this before, and many feel they were some of the worst policies in our countries' history.  What can happen when these policies become entrenched is seen in our October selection The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor. Whether you believe in the Rosenberg's guilt or innocence, you will read the story and be so intrigued, I think you will want to do more research. Please join us for what is certain to be an interesting and provocative discussion. October 11 at either 2pm or 6pm in our Community Room.

September 21, 2016

Where do fact and fiction collide? The Hours Count, our October book review selection by Jillian Cantor, makes excellent use of both.  In this book, which centers on the trials of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and their ultimate fate, Cantor keeps enough real characters and events in to keep the reader wondering.  The notable fictional character, Millie, is based on an actual neighbor of the Rosenbergs, who took their sons in when Ethel was arrested. Our Millie has a fictional life and family, but we quickly allow ourselves to feel her love and pain. Is her Russian born, hard drinking, mean husband really a Russian spy?  Is sweet psychologist Jake who he claims to be?

I hope you are finding the book both interesting from a historical perspective as well as a face paced story.  Let's talk about it, on Tuesday, October 11 at either 2pm or 6pm in our Community Room.  See you then.

In Conversation with Donna Apidone

September 2016 selection: The Race For Paris

Meg Waite Clayton - The Race For Paris

July 2016 selection: Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal - Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

March 2016 selection: A Small Indiscretion

Jan Ellison - A Small Indiscretion

NPR Books

NPRBook Reviews

Hardboiled Historical Noir With A Heart In 'By Gaslight'

September 29, 2016

Steven Price's hefty new novel stars William Pinkerton, whose father founded the famous detective agency that bears his name, plus a colorful cast of Victorian ne'er-do-wells. And a severed head.

NPRBook News & Features

Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

September 28, 2016

George has had many close calls, but did you know he once outran the Nazis? Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise.

Latest Author Interviews on Insight

Author Gail Halverson Releases First of "Stockbridge Series" Novels

August 8, 2016

“The Boundary Stone” is Gail Avery Halverson’s first book in her new “Stockbridge Series.” The story is set in 17th century England as the Great Plague carves a devastating path across the country. She joins Insight today share details of her book.