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Guild of Seven Seals Winter Read Selected 2017

"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown has been selected as the 2017 Winter Read by the Guild of Seven Seals. This title will be discussed during all of the Guild's 2017 meetings, along with book suggestions shared by Guild members present at the gathering.

Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times--the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys' own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest.

 

CLSC Guild of Seven Seals Selects Winter Read...

" A Tale of Two Cities"

By Charles Dickens

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French Aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the forme aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable areCharles Darney and Sidney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavors to redeem his ill-spent life out of hisunrequited love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Marnet

A segment of all 2012 Guild meeting will be devoted to discussion of  “A Tale of Two Cities”  a time Honoerd Classic.

 

Congratulations 2010 Guild Graduates!

Congratulations  2010 Graduates! Welcome to the ranks

of those who subscribe to the  Guild's motto

“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”

Eric Anderson, Janice Anderson, Diane Arch, Sherra Babcock,

Diane  Becker, Gena Bedrosian, Carolyn Benton, Susan Bonsignore,

Willow  Brost, J. Paul Burkhart, Valerie Cooper, Carol Crawford,

John Crowley, Joseph H. Cruickshank, Harriett Culp, Jennifer Doucet,

Fay Fehd, John Fehd, W. Jane Foster-Willson, Marilyn Garfield,

Marie  George, Nancy Griewahn, Leslie  Gurney, Denise Hanlon,

Bruce  Heister, Christine Hylenski, Mary Ellen Ivers, Robert Ivers,

Carrie Jacobus, Patricia Killewald, Amy Klosterman,

Mary Pat McFarland, Jeanne McLaughlin, Marion (Andie) Mercer,

Kathleen Meyer, Barbara Miles, Carole Neely, Karen   Newhall,

Janet Posner, John Rathmell, Jeanne Runge, Jane Safford,

Sylvia Sheldon, Virginia Stahlsmith, Hal S. Stubbs, Roger Tilden

Alida  Widner, Janet R. Yauch

 

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