In continuation of its mission to support American culture in Amsterdam, the John Adams Institute has its very own book club. Coordinator of the John Adams Book Club is Glen Kendall, an Amsterdam-based American with a life-long passion for books. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, he is also one of the authors in The War We Would Forget: Dartmouth Veterans and the Vietnam War.
Glen coordinates the selection of books and the discussions based on recommendations from the Club members. The objective is to explore the rich range of American literature, fiction and non-fiction, from classics to current best sellers. The discussions at the Book Club are always animated, very interesting and highly enjoyable. We have assembled an excellent group of members with different backgrounds and life experiences. And the refreshments after the discussion allow for more informal conversation.
The John Adams Book Club meets once a month. Members can choose either the Wednesday or the Thursday meeting. There is an annual registration fee of €20 for students and €37.50 for others, to pay for incidental costs including refreshments at the meetings.We only have a limited number of places for new members. For full details, and to join, send an email to Glen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club Members receive a 10% discount on any books purchased at Athenaeum.
Where: Athenaeum Boekhandel, Spui 14 – 16, Amsterdam
GRAPES OF WRATH
The next meeting will be on February 8 and 9. We will be discussing Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – a true American classic. Set during the Great Depression, the novel follows failed farmer Tom Joad and his family as they head from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl to the promised land of the West.