Archive for November, 2020

Readers Dozen – November

It’s November – and right off the bat, we’ve got shortened evenings – what a great time to sit down with a good book! And, since we’re so close to the end of the Readers Dozen year, we want to remind everyone to get your entries in. Here’s the link for November’s entry.

This month we’re reading a book about a specific historical event, and it could be fiction or nonfiction. So, if you’ve ever been curious about an event/person/place, we can help you find a book that fits.


Here are a few of our nonfiction favorites:

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown – The quest of eight young men and their journey to glory at the 1936 Olympics.

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson – A look at the 20th century migration of African-Americans from the agrarian South to the Industrial North.

The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin – The tale of an epic snowstorm in the Great Plains in 1888.

The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough – McCullough details the building of the Panama Canal.

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard – Relates the immediate cause and effect of the assassination of President Garfield.

The Circus Fire by Stewart O’Nan – The tragic story of the great Hartford circus fire of 1944.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – A look at the women “computers” of NASA and their contributions to the Space Race.


And a few of our fiction favs:

Pompeii by Robert Harris – An account of the lead-up to the famous volcano eruption.

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende – A love story told with the backdrop of the California Gold Rush.

Darktown by Thomas Mullen – The story of some of the first black police officers in Atlanta in 1946.

City of Thieves by David Benioff – Relates an account of two soldiers during the siege of Leningrad during WWII.

Regeneration by Pat Barker – A look at an asylum of injured and shell-shocked WWI soldiers.

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks – Relates one woman’s tragedies and triumphs during the plague year of 1666.

The Moon in Our Hands by Thomas Dyja – A true account of an African-American man who investigates a lynching in 1918 Tennessee.


Don’t see anything here? Check out our catalog – just enter an event, person, or place – or give us a call (208-733-2964 ext 200) and we’ll find you something!