Live impeachment hearings on Northeast public radio mean WAMC’s Book Picks have been rescheduled for this Friday, November 22nd. Listen in for book recommendations from Thomas Chulak and Joanne Trapanese!
The Chatham Bookstore hosts a nonfiction book group focusing on current affairs, history and biography. It meets at the store on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and is open to new members.
11/12 book group postponed because of icy conditions till Tuesday, 11/19! The group is reading A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe by Todd May for the November meeting.
For more information, contact the bookstore 518-392-3005.
We welcome David Maraniss for a reading from his recent memoir A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years.
Maraniss says, “I wondered – and worried – whether by the end [of researching & writing] my father would be more of a stranger to me. Instead, I emerged with a clearer appreciation of the imperfections of the American story – and with a better understanding of my father, of our family and its secrets, and of myself.”
A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow the reading. Please call 518-392-3005 or email if you’d like us to hold a book for you. Free. Refreshments will be served.