Spring Book Reviews

All free and on Tuesday evenings.  Refreshments will be served at 7 P.M. and the reviews will start at 7:30.  Everyone is welcome!

April 3: “The Terminal diner” by Mary Pat Hyland, reviewed by the author.  A story set in a diner in Binghamton looks at September 11th’s influence on people far from the scene.

April 10: “Dear friend Amelia: the Civil War letters of Private John Tidd” by Joyce Hotch and Mary Jordan, reviewed by Joyce Hotch.  A book of letters and diary entries of Union 9th Corps soldier John Tidd, a resident of Speedsville, N.Y.

April 17: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, reviewed by Mary Ann Thompson.  A non-fiction best-seller about a soldier who is shot down and survives on a life raft for 43 days.  He was in a Japanese prisoner of war camp for over two years.

April 24: “Lost in Shangri-la” by Mitchell Zuckoff, reviewed by Mary Haupt.  A World War II survival epic deep in Shangri-la.  A plane crash in the mountains of New Guinea on May 13, 1945 leaves only three survivors, one of whom was Cpl. Margaret Hastings from Owego, N.Y.   Another non-fiction best-seller.

Our reviews are sponsored by the friends of the George F. Johnson Memorial Library and are held in the Beatrice Scott Room in the library basement.  The room is accessible by elevator.

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