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Dessert and a Book
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
A Girl Named Zippy
by Haven Kimmel
Haven Kimmel, born in 1965 in Moreland, IN takes us back to a time when small-town America was in a postwar period of people who helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept
barnyard animals in their backyards. It's often a cliché to say a good memoir reads like a well-crafted work of fiction, but Kimmel's humorous prose evokes her childhood with her stories of a wonderfully sweet and sly young heroine who navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy. Join us as we discuss and compare notes on our youth with Haven Kimmel's.
A BOOK AND A MEAL
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
11:30am - 12:30pm
The Mysterious Private Thompson
by Laura L. Gansler
"The Mysterious Private Thompson tells the story of one woman who defied convention in 19th century America to live, work, and defend her country at a time of war, when most women were restricted to home and hearth." Drawing on Emma's journals, the author recreates
Edmonds' experience through some of the bloodiest
battles of the Civil War during which she served with
distinction in combat as a "male" nurse and braved
enemy fire as a mail carrier. Gansler also
investigates Edmonds' claim to have been a spy. Join us for lunch and a discussion as we look at this fascinating American hero.