Great Reading Planned for Spring 2019

Our Chapter Endnotes Spring 2019 Selections

March: I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

From Penguin Random House     About I Heard You Paint Houses, Soon to be a NETFLIX film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and written by Steven Zaillian. Updated with a 57-page Conclusion by the author that features new, independent corroboration of Frank Sheeran’s revelations about the killing of Jimmy Hoffa, the killing of Joey Gallo and the murder of JFK, along with stories that could not be told before.

From Penguin Random House

About I Heard You Paint Houses, Soon to be a NETFLIX film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and written by Steven Zaillian. Updated with a 57-page Conclusion by the author that features new, independent corroboration of Frank Sheeran’s revelations about the killing of Jimmy Hoffa, the killing of Joey Gallo and the murder of JFK, along with stories that could not be told before.




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.

Florida, Tahiti, London and the Moon

Our fall-winter title selections take us across the globe, to the moon and back. 

October

We'll read and discuss Zora Neale Hurston's classic Their Eyes Were Watching God. As a Florida-based book club, ZNH, already revered, holds an extra-special place in our literary hearts. 

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November

The Moon and Sixpence will serve as a two-fer. This slim novel will be our first exposure to W. Somerset Maugham. Bonus: the main character is a riff on Paul Gaugin. 

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December

Not only have we read Julian Barnes' Sense of an Ending, the ballots showed that we overwhelmingly want to read his latest, The Only Story. Barnes now joins Steinbeck in our catalog as an author we entrust. 

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January

Chapter Endnotes recuperates after a season of festive family and friends time. Deck you bookcase with your choice. 

February

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The New York Public Library recently showcased an exhibit with wonderful letters and interesting ephemera featuring the late Tom Wolfe. His writing, like the exhibit, had all The Right Stuff