Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?
Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?
This month’s selection is Erin Gleeson’s The Forest Feast : Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods.
Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Our guest lecturer for this session will be Patrick O’Malley from Georgetown University.
In the eight stories that comprise Unaccustomed Earth, Lahiri captures the life of mostly Bengali immigrants in the United States who are starting a new life while in many cases, keeping their connections to the past. She describes the differences and tensions between generations, such as family members born in India and those born in their new country. These stories may represent a specific group, but the themes she examines such as exile, identity, family, and destiny are universal.
Most everyone has heard about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, but this book recreates the events so you can visualize them.
We are brought to understand by this book the causes that drove John Brown to make the decision to try begin a military struggle over slavery. It also goes into exactly why the attack on the armory failed and concluded with his execution. The book helps explain how a strict Calvinist upbringing, rough frontier youth, and exposure to the Abolitionist cause combined to make an unusual kind of leader who sought to end slavery through violence.