Movie of the Month: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Molly is determined to rise from her poverty by marrying a rich man. She meets Johnny Brown, who strikes gold, but their new wealth and elevated social status don’t guarantee happiness. With an unstable marriage, Molly travels to Europe, alone, and returns alone on the Titanic; Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, and Ed Begley star.

August 2019 Book Recommendations

Lynn Caine’s WIDOW; how to manage the sudden loss of a spouse, and raise two young children alone.

Barbara Eden’s JEANNIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE; from club singer, chorus girl and contract actress at 20th Century Fox, to television success, Las Vegas, and family tragedies. A memoir by the star of I Dream of Jeannie.

Anthony Lewis’s GIDEON’S TRUMPET; a prisoner who believes he was wrongly convicted, petitions the U.S. Supreme Court for his release.

Maya Angelou’s HALLELUJAH! THE WELCOME TABLE: A LIFE OF MEMORIES WITH RECIPES; delectable calorie-ridden dishes reminiscent of happy times.

Summer 2019 Reading List

 

Judith Rossner’s LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR

D. Salinger’s THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Ira Levin’s ROSEMARY’S BABY

Jacqueline Susann’s VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Herman Wouk’s THE WINDS OF WAR

Herman Wouk’s WAR AND REMEMBRANCE

Herman Wouk’s MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR

Jacqueline Winspear’s MAISIE DOBBS

Mark Vonnegut’s EDEN EXPRESS

Sara Davidson’s LOOSE CHANGE

Joan Didion’s THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

Chaim Potok’s MY NAME IS ASHER LEV

Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Harold Robbins’s A STONE FOR DANNY FISHER

Joe Namath’s MY LIFE IN FOUR QUARTERS

Peter Benchley’s JAWS

Anne Tyler’s CLOCK DANCE

Barbara Scheiber’s  WE’LL GO TO CONEY ISLAND

Nancy Friday’s MY MOTHER/MYSELF

July 2019 Book Recommendations

Casey Cep’s FURIOUS HOURS: MURDER, FRAUD, AND THE LAST TRIAL OF HARPER LEE; the author of To Kill A Mockingbird travels to Alabama and covers a murder.

Larry Hagman’s and Todd Gold’s, HELLO, DARLIN’: TALL (AND ABSOLUTELY TRUE) TALES ABOUT MY LIFE; a memoir by the actor who played Astronaut Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie, and J.R. in Dallas.

Gilda Radner’s IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING; a memoir by the star of Saturday Night Live, who died from ovarian cancer.

Nancy Friday’s MEN IN LOVE; the author of Forbidden Flowers and My Mother/Myself reveals the sexual fantasies–and anxieties–of boys and men.

Joe Namath’s ALL THE WAY: MY LIFE IN FOUR QUARTERS; the former NFL quarterback and actor recounts his journey from a small town to the big time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2019 Book Recommendations