Sometimes the truth really is better than fiction, and Tompkins County Public Library will explore some of these fascinating real-life stories with its newly launched “Truth Be Told: Non-Fiction Book Club.”
This free, quarterly club will offer a judgment-free environment for adults to share insights and explore themes of selected works of non-fiction.
The first meeting of “Truth Be Told” will be held March 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and feature a discussion of “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” by Daniel James Brown.
“The Boys in the Boat” recounts the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew team and the drive and determination that led them to gold at the Berlin Olympics. This acclaimed book follows these unlikely rowers-- working-class sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers—on their journey to the podium, and captures the spirit and sacrifice they embodied as they faced elite rivals from around the world, including the German crew rowing for Adolph Hitler.