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BookTalkers: Boys in the Boat

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Date:
January 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Organizer

Charlevoix Public Library
Phone:
231-547-2651
Email:
youth@charlevoixlibrary.org
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Venue

Charlevoix Public Library
220 W Clinton
Charlevoix, MI 49720 United States
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Phone:
231-547-2651
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Monday, January 15 • 6:00 pm – Meets in the Armstrong Conference Room –
In 1936, nine rowers from the University of Washington captured gold at the Berlin Olympics. This riveting bestseller by Daniel Brown has two backstories: one begins with a depiction of Hitler decreeing construction of the German venues at which the Games would take place. The other illustrates how all nine members of the Washington team came from lower-middle-class families and had to struggle to earn their way through school during the depths of the Depression. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. A film adaptation is in production.