The participants in this book group choose the book they will read each month and then discuss their individual views and comments about the book. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lewistown branch of the Mifflin County Library.
New members are always welcome!
For more information, call Molly Kinney at (717)242-2391 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2016: Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
"Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse...Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives – King Henry VIII – commands her to marry him.Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as regent. But is this enough to keep her safe?"*
March 2016: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
"The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it...Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature."*
April 2016: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
"Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by one's conscience."*
*Summaries provided by goodreads.com