Tuesday Book Club: The Mother Tongue (Bill Bryson)
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Cold Spring Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. It’s a diverse group of people who like to read and discuss what they’ve read. Everyone is welcome to come!
About this month’s book:
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly 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.
Snacks Provided: Yes
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