Arlington 55+ Book Club: "The Diamond Eye"
We meet to discuss an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction.
This book club is hosted in partnership with the Arlington's Office of Senior Adult Programs.
We meet online on the first Friday of the month via Zoom. We are led by an experienced volunteer. We welcome new members to join us in reading and discussing current literary fiction, historical fiction and some nonfiction titles.
To receive Zoom meeting information, register for the group's email list. The volunteer who leads the group will email a link to the Zoom meeting one day before the meeting.
"An unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper. In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son--but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper--a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever"
2023 Reading LIst:
- Jan. 6: "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Annette Gordon-Reed
- Feb. 3: "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and how We Can Prosper Together" by Heather McGhee
- Mar. 3: "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn
- Apr. 7: "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarchuk
- May 5: "The Housekeeper and the Professor" by Yoko Ogawa
- Jun. 2: "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont" by Elizabeth Taylor
- Jul. 7: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
- Aug. 4: "Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal" by George Packer
- Sep. 1: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
- Oct 6: "An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic" by David Mendelsohn
- Nov. 3: "Mother Daughter Traitor Spy" by Susan Elia McNeal
- Dec. 1: "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Gamus
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