One hundred books! That's how many books the "We Really Read the Book" book club
in Entiat has read, from the time they first began, up to the current month's book choice.
Since its formation in the late 1990s this diverse group of enthusiastic readers and friends
have been sharing meals, conversation, laughter and life stories each and every month.
In honor of this centenary landmark, all readers from Entiat and surrounding
communities are invited to share in our celebration. Readers are invited to pick up a copy
of the 100th book choice, Unbroken - A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and
Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand at the Entiat Public Library or by request through
North Central Regional Library.
“On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific
Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and
blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant,
the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So
began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and
vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story
of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the
human mind, body, and spirit.”
- From the hardcover edition.
On May 5, at 2:00 we will host an afternoon of snacks and beverages, along with a
chance to share each other’s impressions of this book, and the topics it raises. The
gathering is planned to be held at the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center in Entiat.
We especially would like to invite readers of other book clubs, past members of the “We
Really Read the Book” book club, and veterans and families of veterans of WWII who
served during the time that the events in the book take place. For more information
please call Esther Dalgas at the Entiat Public Library 509-784-1517, or any member of
the “We Really Read the Book” book club. We want to offer many thanks and much
appreciation to the North Central Regional Library system, and to Paula Walters, the
book club coordinator at NCRL for generously meeting our requests for the many
gratifying, sometimes mystifying, sometimes hilarious but always thought provoking