Chasing Pages Book Club at Cherrydale - "Stiff"
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Free during the day? Join us for the Cherrydale Branch Library's new afternoon book club, Chasing Pages. Coffee and tea will be provided.
March's title is "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach:
Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries.
Book Club copies are available at the Cherrydale service desk.
Newcomers always welcome. For more information, contact Ruth at 703-228-6330.