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Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.

Sisters in Crime Meeting

Guest Speakers: 

Cary L. & Bud Lemke: Power Squadron (Boating Experiences)

Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.

 Sisters in Crime Meeting

 Speaker: Father Foley  

         Priest: Experience in Death & Funeral Situations

Meeting of the G. K. Chesterton Society

Title: G.W. Watts: Painter  by G.K. Chesterton                                     Paintings Watts, George Frederick

George Frederic Watts  (London 23 February 1817 – 1 July 1904) was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. He said "I paint ideas, not things." Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. These paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the "House of Life", in which the emotions and aspirations of life would all be represented in a universal symbolic language. 

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are "The Man Who Was Thursday", a metaphysical thriller, and "The Everlasting Man", a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics such as "Orthodoxy" and "Heretics". Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown". Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

 

 

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ISBN: 9781602068650
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Published: Cosimo Classics - November 20th, 2007

Mystery Discussion Group Meeting

Title: The Shining Girls

Author: Lauren Beukes

Fearless Leader: Carol DeBiak

Description


The girls who wouldn't die hunts the killer who shouldn't exist.

The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.

Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times.

At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives.

Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . .

The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

About the Author


Lauren Beukes is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist (although she occasionally falls off the wagon). She has an MA in Creative Writing, but she got her real education in ten years of freelance journalism, learning really useful skills like how to pole-dance and make traditional sorghum beer. For the sake of a story, she s jumped out of planes and into shark-infested waters and got to hang out with teen vampires, township vigilantes, AIDS activists and homeless sex workers among other interesting folk. When she s not tutoring her baby daughter (aka the queen of eeeeeeevil) in practical ways to take over the world, she also writes books, short stories, magazine articles and TV scripts various.

 

 

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Published: Mulholland Books - January 14th, 2014

Mystery Discussion Group (Supplemental)

Title: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

 

CHICAGO'S BIG READ!!!

Mystery Discussion Group

Title: Mike Hammer Vol. 1: I the Jury, My Gun is Quick, & Vengeance is Mine by Mickey Spillane

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Published: Berkley Books - June 12th, 2001

G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: The Thing: Why I am a Catholic (Section 2)  by G.K. Chesterton.

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G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting

Title: The Thing: Why I am a Catholic (Section 1)  by G.K. Chesterton.

History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers) Meeting

Title: Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Paperback)

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Description


Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic "New York Times" bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas Stonewall Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.
Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon even Robert E. Lee he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country's greatest military figures. In April 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. But by June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. Jackson's strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future.
In his magnificent "Rebel Yell" S.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to life (New York "Newsday") in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life and traces Jackson's brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.

 

About the Author


S.C. Gwynneis the author of the "New York Times "bestsellers "Rebel Yell" and "Empire of the Summer Moon", which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with "Time "as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with "Texas Monthly "as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife.     

 

 

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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 6th, 2015

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