The May selection is “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking; considered high on any list of best nonfiction books. The Guardian’s review noted that the book “has sold ‘about one copy for every 750 man, woman and child in the world’. Not bad for a book that, Hawking freely admits, he never expected to do anything like as well as it did. From its opening page, in which he repeats the apocryphal tale of the little old lady who told Bertrand Russell that ‘the world is really a flat place supported on the back of a giant tortoise’, Hawking’s intention is to instruct and entertain.” Join us for a brown bag lunch. We will discuss the book and watch a documentary about it.