Wellesley Club of Naples - Book Discussions

Plan ahead to join our discussion of "The Water Will Come" by Jeff Goodell on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

 

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The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.

 

 

 

"An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears." (Jennifer Senior, New York Times)

 

Publishers Weekly:  Not long after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, environmental reporter Goodell (How to Cool the Planet) was in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where he “saw broken trees, abandoned cars, debris scattered everywhere,” and he began to realize how poorly prepared cities were to handle rising ocean levels. In this earnest volume, Goodell looks at the rise in sea levels around the globe, refuting climate-change deniers who fail to accept scientific facts.

"This harrowing, compulsively readable, and carefully researched book lays out in clear-eyed detail what Earth's changing climate means for us today, and what it will mean for future generations... It's a thriller in which the hero in peril is us."—John Green

"[A] vivid mix of science, history and sociology... Goodell talks about climate change and what it means to every person on the planet in a way that will engage even the non-Nova crowd."—USA Today

"This important [book] is absolutely brilliant scientific journalism, and certainly is a must read for all of the world's citizens."—Forbes

Location:  Home of Carol Goode, 2150 Gulf Shore Blvd. No, Naples FL 34102

Main Floor Party Room, RSVP CarolGoode9@gmail.com  or 239 643 5380

Board members:  please join us at 1:00 pm - Same date, same place.  Board meetings are open to all.  If you arrive early for the book discussion, please feel free to come on in!

 

Additional Book Discussions:

  • Wednessday February 6 -  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • Wednessday March 6 - Red Notice by Bill Browder
  • Wednesday April 3 - The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman '94, who will join us via FaceTime

 

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kuschner

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Americanah by Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie

Euphoria by Lily King

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

All the LIght We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Voice of the River by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

An Unseemly Wife by E. B. Moore

Troublesome Young Men by Lynn Olson

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (Wellesley '94)

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtle

Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Saturday by Ian McEwan

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewdki

Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiesen

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Run by Ann Patchett

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

The Killer Angels:  A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara