The “Cazenovia Readers Book Club” at the Cazenovia Public Library meets in the Story Garden every second Tuesday at 6:30 pm. The November selection The Boys in the Boat by Seattle-based nonfiction writer Daniel James Brown is a #1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany.
The Boys in the Boat is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Set during the Great Depression, Brown tells the story of the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team, largely composed of rowers from “foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns” who in 1936 raced their way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. (Chris Schluep)