Books That Will Start You Thinking:
Non-Fiction Book Group
This discussion will be led by Robert Fetonti, a former history teacher and member of the Boards of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library and the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society. Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org call the library at 941-7072 for more information. Copies of the book will be available at the library one month before the discussion.
Salt: A World History
By Mark Kurlansky
Friday, March 22 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
History is not always told by a chronology of dates or even a cavalcade of famous persons. In this case, the history of the world is told piquantly in this well-seasoned account of events that shaped the world's history and that often revolved around salt. Various parts of the book point out that salt is deeply intertwined with the history of humankind because of salt's role as a basic physiological requirement, as a preservative of food, and as a player in the holy-grail quest for flavor-packed food...Like salt, this book has mass appeal to a wide audience, from foodies to historians and everyone in between. (from Choice Review).
(Summary adapted from the Westchester Library System