June Booked For Lunch Selection!

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Monday, June 24 @ Noon.

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Launch into your summer reading with The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were sent 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.

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 50 years. This book tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history. (Description adapted from the book cover.)

Join the Booked for Lunch discussion group on Monday, June 24 at noon to talk about the wives and lives of some of histories most famous space explorers. Copies of the book are available at the the adult circulation desk. Digital downloads are available through Overdrive and Libby.