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Talking about Reading: Flyboys

On Thursday, I promised the title of the book all the NEFLINers said was a successful book group read.

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley spurred plenty of heated debate for a few of northeast Florida’s library-sponsored reading circles.  Flyboys by James BradleyBradley is also the author of another book group favorite, Flags of Our Fathers. This gruesome WWII story of nine Navy and Marine pilots who were captured by the Japanese during the waning days of the war generated plenty of chat about cultural differences; honor during wartime; and class differences among enlisted men for the Florida readers.

Katrina also noted that this book brought in some new readers to a book group, particularly men, and suggested that the next time any of the Library’s book groups chose a book focusing on the United States at war, a publicity blitz be aimed at the VFW halls in town.

Smart thinking, Kat. Thanks for the idea.

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About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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