Start: 2:00 pm
The World War II History Book Group will discuss V Was for Victory by John Morton Blum (Mariner, $21.95). A distinguished historian examines the nation's involvement in a war that most Americans thought necessary and righteous. He focuses on the home front: how our culture and politics affected the course of the war and how the war in turn affected us.
Start: 6:00 pm
Carl Deuker, author of many sports novels including Gym Candy, $8.99; Runner, $8.99; Heart of a Champion, $7.99; and High Heat, $6.99, will sign his books. His most recent novel is Payback Time (Houghton Mifflin, $7.99). A reporter's job is to find the missing pieces, and high school journalist Mitch True is on the verge of uncovering those pieces and nailing his first real story. If only he can get the cornerback Angel Marichal to talk. Or Coach McNulty to explain why he never allows Angel's obvious talent--his speed and strength--to shine on the field. Mr. Deuker will be visiting Omaha area middle schools all week. Stop in to see him at The Bookworm!
Start: 6:30 pm
The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stewart (Anchor, $14.95). Balthazar Jones has lived and worked in the Tower of London for the past eight years. Being a Beefeater is no easy job, and when Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie of the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen, life at the Tower gets all the more interesting. Penguins escape, giraffes go missing, and the Komodo dragon sends innocent tourists running for their lives. Still, that chaos is nothing compared to what happens when his wife, Hebe, makes a surprise announcement. What's a Beefeater to do? Andy Ketterson will facilitate the discussion. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your place.