Upcoming Events at The Bookworm

The author signings, in-house book clubs and other events shown below are free and open to the public.     

The Bookworm offers in-house book clubs that you can attend when the featured books fit your interests and schedule. Readers receive a 20% book club discount on the books selected for discussion. The Bookworm provides facilitators to help lead the discussions for many of the in-house book clubs. If you have suggestions for groups, or are willing to facilitate discussions, please let us know

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Thursday, October 18 / 6 p.m. | The World War II At Night Group will discuss Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945 by Alan Allport (Yale, $25.00). More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians. Allport's examines the experience of the war from the perspective of these men, who were plucked from their peacetime families and workplaces and sent to fight for King and Country. Allport chronicles the huge diversity of their wartime trajectories, tracing how soldiers responded to and were shaped by their years with the British Army, and how that army had to accommodate itself to them. He provides an enlightening perspective on how a generation of young men responded to the challenges of a brutal and disorienting conflict.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 18 / 6:30 p.m. | The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Alexie Sherman (Back Bay, $16.99). Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that fills his memoir with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. Jackie Byers will facilitate the discussion. 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 20 / 11 a.m. | Bruce Haas will sign Great Game!: D1 College Hockey: People, Places, Perspectives ($29.95). Bruce Haas has captured the passion men's Division 1 college hockey incites through interviews with former players, coaches, officials, and fans, presenting their perspectives on everything from team camaraderie and leadership to how officials approach calling a game. Coaches talk about their role in developing young men, former players discuss what it's like to win the NCAA tournament, and fans provide stories and insights on why they love the game so much. Great Game! gives readers a variety of perspectives in a way few sports books have done before.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 20 / 3 p.m. | The Literature by People of Color Group will discuss will Radical Hope: Ethics on the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear (Harvard University Press, $21.50). Using the available anthropology, the history of the Crow Indian tribes during their confinement to reservations, and drawing on philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, Lear explores the point at which people face the end of their way of life--a philosophical inquiry into a peculiar vulnerability that goes to the heart of the human condition..

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 22 / 2 p.m. | The World War II Book Group will discuss Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend (Morrow, $17.99). U.S. Army Chaplain Henry Gerecke was sent to Nuremberg to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity. Mission at Nuremberg takes us deep inside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where they answered to the world for their crimes. These twenty-one Nazis had sat at Hitler's right hand; Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner were the orchestrators, and in some cases the direct perpetrators, of the most methodical genocide in history. 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 22 / 6:30 p.m. | The Books To Die For  Group will discuss Cover Her Face by P. D. James (Touchstone, $16.00). Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler's fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is. Cover Her Face is P.D. James' delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 23 / 6:30 p.m. | The Crime Through Time Book Group will discuss The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Penguin, $12.00). Rumors abound that a ghost stalks the dark passages and cellars of the Paris Opera House. No one has actually seen this Phantom, but Christine Daaé, a beautiful and talented young singer, has heard his voice. He is her "Angel of Music," coaching her to sing as she never could before. When the handsome Viscount begins to court Christine, the mysterious Phantom-consumed by jealousy-rises up to seek revenge. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 24 / 6 p.m. |The Mysterious Readers Book Group will discuss For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen (Minotaur, $16.99). Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor Paddy Reilly, private investigator Molly Murphy is following philandering husbands, tracking down runaway debutantes and working in a sweatshop to discover who is purloining dress designs. Then a woman's body is fished out of the East River and Molly fears it is the missing society girl everyone is talking about. Then Molly's sometimes beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, reveals that another corpse may be the girl's cheating lover, Mike Kelly. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 25 / 2 p.m. | Cather and Friends reads and discusses the work of Willa Cather, her contemporaries, and fellow Nebraskans.  Tea will be served, so bring your favorite cup. Please call 402-392-2877 to register or sign up at the store. Willa’s book for October discussion is O Pioneers! (Vintage, $10.00). Alexandra Bergson, a young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm and must transform it from raw prairie into a prosperous enterprise, is the first of Cather's great heroines--all of them women of strong will and an even stronger desire to overcome adversity and succeed. Willa Cather, perhaps more than any other American writer, was able to re-create the real drama of the pioneers, capturing for later generations a time, a place, and a spirit that has become part of our national heritage. 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 25 / 6 p.m. | The Philosophy Book Discussion Group will continue their discussion of Aristotle: The Desire to Understand by Jonathan Lear (Cambridge University Press, $34.99). This is a philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself started. He introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through all the central Aristotelian texts--selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style that engages the reader with the themes in an active and participatory manner. It will prove a stimulating introduction for all students of Greek philosophy and for a wide range of others interested in Aristotle as a giant figure in Western intellectual history.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 27 / 10 a.m. | The American History Book Club will discuss Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen Guelzo (Oxford University Press, $18.95). Guelzo delves into the constitutional, political, and social issues behind Reconstruction to provide a lucid and original account of a historical moment that left an indelible mark on American social fabric. He depicts Reconstruction as a "bourgeois revolution" -- as the attempted extension of the free-labor ideology embodied by Lincoln and the Republican Party to what was perceived as a Southern region gone awry from the Founders' intention in the pursuit of Romantic aristocracy.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 27 / 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Saturday Storytime at The Bookworm - The Children's Department hosts Saturday Storytime on the last Saturday of the month. Teachers from local schools read their favorite books of the season. The reader this Saturday will be Helen Wisler from Millard Public Schools. Join us one and all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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