Exploring books that have been made into movies. Reminder that this book club is now a hybrid format. You will still be able to attend via Zoom as usual, but book club attendees in Columbus, WI may meet at the Columbus Area Senior Center. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online. If you wish to attend in person, please contact Kim at the Senior Center 920-623-5918.
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. One day a slip of paper containing the word “bondmaid” flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means “slave girl,” begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men.
As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages. Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and the looming Great War. - Amazon