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THELMA Book Club

Oct. 3, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free


Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
51 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
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Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, October 2 at 5:30 pm! Our book choice for Monday, October 2 is The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA. Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

About the book: On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.
Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.
Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.