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Read and Reflect: Eighty days

Event Type: Book Group
Date: 8/16/2013
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 Eighty days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history-making race around the world documents the 1889 competition between feminist journalist Nellie Bly and "Cosmopolitan" reporter Elizabeth Bishop to beat Jules Verne's record and each other in a round-the-globe race. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitorsí lives forever. Matthew Goodman writes a vivid real-life re-creation of the race and its aftermath, from its frenzied start to the nail-biting dash at its finish. Read and Reflect book discussions feature a new non-fiction title each month. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Dole Branch
Location: Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Contact: Dole Branch Library
Contact Number: 708-386-9032
Presenter: Linda Bonner