Tombs and Tomes

Tombs and Tomes

A book club for the curious and quirky

 

Imagine telling a friend that you’re going to your monthly book club meeting.  Perhaps your friend visualizes a cozy living room with a group of women, wine glasses in hand, calmly discussing the merits of the latest Oprah selection or memoir.  Now picture telling your friend that your book club is in a cemetery. 

 

We can’t imagine anything more fun, so we’re proud to debut a cemetery book club with a taste for the macabre.  We won’t pretend that there’s a rhyme or reason to our book selections, but we can promise that they’ll be interesting, thought-provoking, and extremely eclectic.  And did we mention that there will be wine?  Because you simply can’t have a book club without wine. 

It’s free to join, free to attend. If you're a new member interested in attending, please email lmaloy@congressionalcemetery.org for more information. Our next meeting is Thursday, July 31st 6:30 pm.   

 

 

 

  

 

 

 JULY PICK: The Lost City of Z, by David Grann 

 

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
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