5 Books & 5 Big Ideas | BOOK TALKS
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The End of Your Life Book Club (MAY 22, 6:30-7:30pm)
Noted journalist and First-Plymouth member PAM THOMPSON will lead the discussion of this moving and award-winning memoir by Will Schwalbe, noted New York Times writer. A tribute to his mother this is "a book that is expressly about books, about the purpose and pleasure of books and the way they connect us..." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Braving the Wilderness (JUNE 5, 6:30-7:0pm)
Brene Brown's new NYT bestseller is being widely talked about as a new and challenging way of cultivating true belonging. Our "spiritual crisis of disconnection" will be the focus of the conversation led by REV. KIM MORROW, former pastor at First-Plymouth.
When - The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (JUNE 26, 6:30-7:30pm)
In this NYT, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, author Daniel Pink tells us that timing is not only luck and maybe an art, but it's really a science. REV. JEN DAVIDSON will facilitate group dialogue around this fascinating research. "Like a long walk with a good funny wise friend in a leafy park, reading this book is time well spent." -- Harpers Bazaar
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult (JULY 31, 6:30-7:30pm)
First-Plymouth is happy to welcome to our book talks LESLIE HUERTA, owner of our newest and unique downtown bookstore, Francie & Finch. Author Bruce Hardy takes us on a fun excurssion through The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Cat in the Hat, The Runaway Bunny, and more. "Consistently intelligient and funny...." NYT Book Review.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (AUGUST 21, 6:30-7:30pm)
One of the most exciting topics currently in the religious literature is the interface between science and spirituality. In order to better understand this relationship, knowledge of the basic terminology of physics is essential. Dr. Tim Gay, FP member and professor of physics at UNL will lead us through Carlo Rovelli's tiny 81-page NYT bestseller that's readable in one sitting.