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Life after Life Book Club 2018
Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs provide a window into another person's life and soul. They also evoke a different time and place. If you enjoy taking a peek into someone else's life, join the Life After Life Book Club to share and discuss life stories.

Life After Life Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the meeting room at the Grand Forks Public Library.

Mountain to Mountain by Shannon Galpin   Mountain to Mountain by Shannon Galpin     January 10, 2018
      Being inspired to act can take many forms.  For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon  Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls.  Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundred of men, women and children.
 The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman  The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman     February 14, 2018
      After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.
 Sara and Eleanor by Jan Pottker  Sara and Eleanor by Jan Pottker     March 14, 2018
      We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt-the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women.  As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding  and domineering mother-in-law, FDR's mother Sara Delano Roosevelt.
 Making My Pitch by Ila Jane Borders  Making My Pitch by Ila Jane Borders     April 11, 2018
      Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men's collegiate game.
 A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley  The Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley     May 15, 2018
      This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again.

This meeting is with the Great Reads Book Club on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM.
 Blowing My Cover by Lindsay Moran  Blowing My Cover by Lindsay Moran     June 13, 2018
      Call me naive, but when I was a girl watching James Bond and devouring Harriet the Spy, all I wanted was to grow up to be a spy.  Unlike most kids, I didn't lose my secret agent aspirations.  So as a bright eyed, idealistic college grad, I sent my resume to the CIA.
 hope.jpg  Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin     July 11 and August 8, 2018
      With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash but cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium of the century from vaudeville in the 1920s all the way to television in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
 A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen  A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen     September 12, 2018
      James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.  Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.  When James and Bob meet, they forge a never to be forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey.
 The Chick and the Dead by Carla Valentine  The Chick and the Dead by Carla Valentine     October 10, 2018
      Carla Valentine works with the dead.  After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before  becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum.  When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise.
 The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee  The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee     November 14, 2018
      An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.
 The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher  The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher     December 12, 2018
      When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved, plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized.  Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

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