Great Reading Planned for Spring 2019

Our Chapter Endnotes Spring 2019 Selections

March: I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

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April: The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

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May : Educated by Tara Westover

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Another signature line-up of interesting, varied titles for our 12th year of wonderful literary discussion!

Our Summer 2019 selection will be announced at our May meeting.


The Right Stuff Recalled From Child’s Eye

Starlite Motel, Cocoa Beach

Starlite Motel, Cocoa Beach

Greg’s Dad, Henri Landwirth preparing to welcome the Mercury 7 Astronauts.

Greg’s Dad, Henri Landwirth preparing to welcome the Mercury 7 Astronauts.

Greg Landwirth shared his family’s NASA stellar memorabilia during our  The Right Stuff  book discussion at San Marco Books & More.

Greg Landwirth shared his family’s NASA stellar memorabilia during our The Right Stuff book discussion at San Marco Books & More.


Please tune into NPR’s WJCT-FM 89.9 First Coast Connect Book Club Tuesday, 9:30 am for an exclusive look at Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff . Special guest Greg Landwirth will share his childhood memories, growing up with the Mercury Seven astronauts and journalists who took up temporary residence at his family’s Starlite Motel and Holiday Inn in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The evening included readers’ experiences witnessing launches and watching televised moon landings. On our table sat an Apollo model rocket, NASA documents, vintage magazines, 35 mm film reels, photographs and other ephemera related to the space program. We enjoyed looking back at a remarkable time in our country’s history, through the New Journalism writing style of Tom Wolfe’s storytelling and Greg’s wonderful willingness to share his childhood experiences.