North Berkeley Book Club

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Next event (Monthly): May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm (ended)
  • May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm 
  • November 26, 2019 - 6:00pm-7:00pm 

Join us on the last Tuesday of every other month to discuss a shared text chosen by the group!

In May 2019, we will be reading: American Heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin.

An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings about Stockholm syndrome.

Toobin provides a detailed account of the events both before and after the kidnapping. Was Patty Hearst a willing member of the SLA? Toobin tries to answer that question. What do you think?

Library staff can help you request copies of the book through our catalog. The e-book and e-audiobook are both also available for request from Overdrive/ Libby

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