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Minnesota City Community Readers
Monthly Meetings -- 4th Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Note date change to 4th Thursday until further notice
Minnesota City School Building, 115 Iowa Street, Minnesota City
Information: 507-689-4103 or 507-689-2440
Any changes will be communicated to regular readers. Communications about the group are posted in the Winona Daily News and The Winona Post. Books are purchased through least expensive venues and distributed to readers. New readers are welcome at any time. One need not read the books to attend the discussions. For information, contact 507-689-2440.
Next Meeting - February 27, 2014
Selection for the month is Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
11/22/63 by Stephan King on March 27, 2014
Hamlet by Shakespeare
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.(amazon.com)