Join our new Afternoon Book Group for a lively discussion. We meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Fireplace Room. Copies of the title to be discussed are available one month prior to each discussion. Ask for the Afternoon Book Group choice at the front Circulation Desk.
This month, we will discuss The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
SUMMARY: The Professor and the Madman is an extroardinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of the two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary - and literary history... for Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.