Adult Book Club Discussion: "Red Notice"
Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book "Red Notice" by Bill Browder.
“[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (Fortune).
This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.
Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.
A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
Copies of the books are available upon request at the library.
Please contact the library for meeting location.
What: Adult Book Club
When: Tuesday, August 13, at 1:00 p.m.
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2019
January: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
February: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
March: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
April: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
May: Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
June: Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
July: Maisie Dobbs Vol. 1 by Jacqueline Winspear
August: Red Notice by Bill Browder
September: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
October: The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
November: American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
December: Night by Elie Wiesel