April – In celebration of National Poetry Month, Dorothy Schlesselman hosted poets Joan Johnson, reading from her chapbook An Alphabet for Aging (2017), and Margaret Hasse sharing from Between Us (2016).
March – Long-time Book Night convener Gretchen Kreuter, in her “swan song” reviewed Without Precedent, essays about Eleanor Roosevelt edited by Joan Hoff-Wilson and Marjorie Lightman, and Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After by Blanche Cook.
February – Resident Jean Larson reading from her book Hope on the Journey: Walking with Chronic Disease, plus mini-reviews from Sara Evans of The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life by Cheri Register and Eve Brown of We All Know How This Ends by Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer. Check out this further reading list distributed at the event.
January – Mini reviews from Shirley Ungar of Tomatoland: How Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit byBarry Estabrook; Joanne Kendall on three books by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, including A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople; and Ed Lotterman of The Last Fine Time and other works by Verlyn Klinkenborg.
A complete list of Book Night presenters is lost to time, but we’re
pleased to offer this archive of recent reviewers and hope to add more
past reviewers in time. Enjoy!