John Adams Family

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. We only have a limited number of places for new members. For full details, and to join, send an email to Glen at bookclub@john-adams.nl.

Book Club Members receive a 10% discount on any books purchased at Athenaeum.

WhereAthenaeum Boekhandel, Spui 14 – 16, Amsterdam
When: September (Dates T.B.A.)
Time: 19.00-20.30

 

THE LACUNA

In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. “The Lacuna” is a poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities…With deeply compelling characters, a vivid sense of place, and a clear grasp of how history and public opinion can shape a life, Barbara Kingsolver has created an unforgettable portrait of the artist–and of art itself. “The Lacuna” is a rich and daring work of literature, establishing its author as one of the most provocative and important of her time.

For a list of books for autumn 2017, click here.

For a list of the books we’ve read previously, click here.