This Month's Discussion Selection

Fly Girls

by Keith O’Brien

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied to host them. The male pilots were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling.

Upcoming Books

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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
  • by Phaedra Patrick
  • January 2, 2019
  • First in Line
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  • by Kate Anderson Browder
  • February 6, 2019
  • Sun Does Shine
  • The Sun Does Shine
  • by Anthony Ray Hinton
  • March 6, 2019
  • Winter Soldier
  • The Winter Soldier
  • by Daniel Mason
  • April 3, 2019
  • Renoir's Dancer
  • Renoir’s Dancer
  • by Catherine Hewitt
  • May 1, 2019
  • No Way Home
  • No Way Home
  • by Tyler Wetherall
  • June 5, 2019
  • Man in the Crooked Hat
  • The Man in the Crooked Hat
  • by Harry Dolan
  • July 10, 2019
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • by David Grann
  • August 7, 2019
  • Fly Girls
  • Fly Girls
  • by Keith O’Brien
  • September 4, 2019
  • Wife Between Us
  • The Wife Between Us
  • by Greer Hendricks
  • October 2, 2019
  • Forty Autumns
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  • by Nina Willner
  • November 6, 2019
  • Mr. Dickens and his Carol
  • Mr. Dickens and His Carol
  • by Samantha Silva
  • December 4, 2019