The Ligonier Valley Library's "Titles & Tea" Book Discussion Group normally meets once a month at 3:00 pm on a Wednesday. The group focuses on both fiction and non-fiction titles with engaging story lines, strong characterizations and interesting settings. Tea and snacks are provided, but a small donation is requested to cover the cost of the refreshments. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own tea cups and saucers or favorite goofy mug to share and show off.

Titles & Tea reading selection

 

 

 

The Girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II
by Denise Kiernan

Wednesday, March 25 at 3:00 pm - Book Discussion

  At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever. Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity.


Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2015:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2014:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden by Kathleen Cambor
Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Books enjoyed by the discussion group in 2013:

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Half Broke Horses: a true-life novel by Jeannette Walls
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

 

For a complete list of books,
visit the Titles & Tea Reading List....

If you are interested in joining the book group, contact the library at
724-238-6451 or
send an email to
lvlibrary@wpa.net.

 

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