Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Book Club's next meeting:
Monday, March 4th - 6:30pm
We will be discussing
Red Notice by Bill Browder
So many customers recommended this book that I had to read it. A true story of Russian corruption and blatant injustice. This saga will keep you reading late into the night. Timely! — From Pam's Favorites
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.
Our book club is open to all and no registration is required, so please feel free to read the book and join in on the discussion!
Questions? Please call 860-868-0525.