📖 September Book

posted Aug 3, 2020, 10:30 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Sep 9, 2020, 2:42 PM ]
Hello Book Club!

Our updated meeting date will be on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:30pm -- we will discuss  Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak by Andy Hall.  Molly will bring book suggestions!
The Library hours will change mid August once school is in session, we are still waiting to see how the school cleaning schedule will settle.  Anyone who wishes can meet in the building, but we will also set up a virtual login so anyone can login from home (or from wherever you might be)!

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting:
Topic: Book Club - Denali's Howl
Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:30 PM Alaska
Meeting ID: 870 6529 2412 (no password)

Our next book in October will be Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield -- "The story of three missing girls and three desperate families all set against the Thames and woven together with magic, mystery, and mayhem. It is beautiful and heartbreaking and altogether wondrous. Simply put, it is a joy to read." -- Ariel Lawhon, author of I WAS ANASTASIA ~Amazon.com

Summary of Denali's Howl from goodreads.com:

Denali’s Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.

In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali—one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived.

Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an “arctic super blizzard,” with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today.

As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali’s Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them—Hall’s father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm? 

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by Dutton
ISBN  0525954066 (ISBN13: 9780525954064)

Read on!
~ Vanessa Stone
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