The Cherrydale Book Club: "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern"
We're a volunteer-led Zoom book club focused on fiction and nonfiction titles. New members are always welcome.
Discussions are held usually on the 4th Monday of every month.
June selection: "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," by Stephen Greenblatt. Greenblatt's book was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and a National Book Award for nonfiction.
- "Harvard professor and bestselling Shakespeare biographer Greenblatt ably shows in this mesmerizing intellectual history that it can. A richly entertaining read about a radical ancient Roman text that shook Renaissance Europe and inspired shockingly modern ideas (like the atom) that still reverberate today."― Newsweek
- "In this gloriously learned page-turner, both biography and intellectual history, Harvard Shakespearean scholar Greenblatt turns his attention to the front end of the Renaissance as the origin of Western culture's foundation: the free questioning of truth."― starred review, Publishers Weekly
Some print copies are available at the Cherrydale Library for those registering to attend. Please visit the Cherrydale Branch Library service desk to request a copy to checkout. First-come, first-served.
To register, please send an email to group member Suzanne Embree firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Registration for June 2022 Cherrydale Evening Book Club. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. For any questions about this book club, please contact Suzanne Embree email@example.com
Instructions to join the Zoom meeting with be emailed 24 hours before the meeting from firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday, June 27, 2022
- 7:15pm - 8:45pm
- Arlington Public Library