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Brunch with Books: The Astronaut Wives Club

Brunch with Books

Come join us and bring along your book of the month, your opinions and your appetite to engage in a relaxing and lively book discussion with fellow bibliophiles. Each meeting ends with a tasty brunch to compliment the theme of the book!

Join us on Saturday, June 29th at 10:30 AM for a discussion of this month's book club selection, ​The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. The book will be available in regular print, large print, and audiobook for check-out at the front desk. Stop in and pick up your copy, and join us for June's book club. Please call if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.



Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; JFK made it clear that platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from NASA. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, providing one another with support and friendship, coffee and cocktails.



As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together, forming bonds that would withstand the test of time, and they have stayed friends for over half a century. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.