Our adult book group is lead by Access Services Librarian Kevin Goody. Book selections are chosen by the group each month for the following meeting, and alternate between fiction and nonfiction titles.
This month’s selection is The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson.
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.
From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries.
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