Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: The Astronaut Wives Club
Monday, August 57:00—8:30 PMTrustees' RoomTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876
Celebrate Summer Reading!
Join us for a discussion of The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story 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. Together with the other wives, they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.
Books are available at the Front Desk one month before the discussion.
All are welcome!
No Registration Required