Book Club: October12th
Book Club to discuss The Three-Year Swim Club
For October's Book Club, the host has selected Julie Checkoway's The Three-Year Swim Club.
Checkoway, a graduate of Harvard, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, spent eight years researching and writing this book, which chronicles the story of coach and teacher Soichi Sakamoto who, in 1937, challenged Maui sugar plantation children, almost all of them Japanese American, to swim in the irrigation ditches and train to become, improbably, Olympic swimmers. The book was longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, described by Kirkus Reviews as “a brightly told story of the triumph of underdogs,” and by Publisher’s Weekly as a “sports history that is singular in its own right.” It was also a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection.
The local Harvard Club book club, which has been in existence for ten years, normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm for dinner and to discuss a wide-ranging selection of books -- fiction, poetry, biography, history, etc. They always enjoy having other interested people attend and participate.
The Book Club will meet this month at 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 12th at the Wildwood restaurant at the Pavilions.
Please email Sadia Niazi for more information.