Monday, October 21, 2013

The Literazzi Book Club

If you enjoyed Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days or just enjoy a good historical adventure, you may be interested in Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman.  This book tells the true story of two women who both attempted to beat the fictitious record at the same time in 1889 and 1890.

Nelly Bly was a renowned journalist and reporter who made her fame in taking on undercover assignments that were only considered appropriate for men at the time.  Elizabeth Bisland was making a living as a columnist and poet.  Both came from disparate backgrounds but found themselves in a race around the world by competing newspapers.

Whether you have read the book or not, come join the book discussion on Wednesday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sharon Forks branch.

Joan Dudzinski
Information Specialist