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 April 3-5, 2014
     
     

 

Bob Welch

An award-winning columnist for The Register Guard newspaper, is the author of seven books.His work has appeared in Reader's Digest and Los Angeles Times Magazine, among other publications. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he lives.


 
     
   

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American Nightingale
The story of Frances Slanger, forgotten heroine of normandy


     She was a Jewish girl growing up in World War I-torn Poland. At age seven, she and her family immigrated to America with dreams of a brighter future. But Frances Slanger could not lay her past to rest, and she vowed to help make the world a better place -- by joining the military and becoming a nurse.
     Frances, one of the 350,000 American women in uniform during World War II, was among the first nurses to arrive at Normandy beach in June 1944. She and the other nurses of the 45th Field Hospital would soon experience the hardships of combat from a storm-whipped tent amid the anguish of wounded men and the thud of artillery shells. Months later, a letter that Frances wrote to the Stars and Stripes newspaper won her heartfelt praise from war-weary GIs touched by her tribute to them. But she never got to read the scores of soldiers' letters that poured in. She was killed by German troops the very next day.
     American Nightingale is the unforgettable, first-ever full-length account of the woman whose brave life stands as a testament to the American spirit.

 
   
 
       
     


   
 
Jefferson County Community Read Information
   
 

Contributions to support Jefferson County Community Reads activities may be sent to:

Jefferson County Community Read
                         Attention:    Library Director                              
Send to:    241 SE 7th Street
                 Madras, OR 97741


Questions:  contact Library Director at  541-475-3351
A contribution qualifies as a 501 (c) (3) deduction. Non-Profit Number : 93-0493296



Book Selection Guidelines:

1.  A book for high school age and older that would appeal to a wide range of readers.
2.  Priority for the author to be present.
3.  A book that will foster discussion among residents and bring the community together through the common bond of reading.
4.  A book that would offer opportunities for additional special events.
5.  Affordable, in paperback & audio.
6.  A book that “feels right” for our community


Mission Statement

The mission of the Jefferson County Community Read program is to provide a forum for bringing our community together through a common book with activities that encourage the full participation of our multicultural community. This is done to promote reading, to foster literacy, to help our residents have a growing understanding of our cultural diversity, and to encourage dialogue among our community members. 


A scrapbook of Community Read activities and events from each year is kept in the Office of the Library Director.



- Jefferson County Library