This blog describes the titles in the Book Club Set Collection currently housed at South Jordan Library. Title entries include a brief summary of each book along with links to the library catalog and reading group guides. Books may be checked out singly or as a set by any Salt Lake County Library Cardholder. Updated November 2017.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Epic Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
A stirring account of the University of Washington rowing team's quest to win gold in the 1936 Olympics. Drawing on the boys' journals, and especially on the story of one young man, Joe Rantz, Daniel Brown recounts how this depression era team composed of loggers, farmers and shipyard workers rose above the odds to win Olympic gold, capture the imaginations of the American public and transform the sport.