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
May 11, 2016: Murder in the Stacks:Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away by David Dekok
"On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate student in English at Penn State, was stabbed to death in the stacks of Pattee Library at the university’s main campus in State College. For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, though detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and local citizens worked tirelessly to find her killer. The mystery was eventually solved—after the death of the murderer. This book will reveal the story behind what has been a scary mystery for generations of Penn State students and explain why the Pennsylvania State Police failed to bring her killer to justice."*
June 8, 2016: The Apprentice by Bill Allison
"A mysterious blind vagrant wanders the streets. Injured Civil War veterans struggle to survive. Radical tramps seize the railroad junction as Enoch Moyer awakes to his first day as an apprentice at a Pennsylvania dry goods store. Removed from school, the fatherless fourteen year old is indentured to work and live for four years in the competitive world of this diverse industrial town. Between a harsh master and a jealous senior apprentice, Enoch s spirit is nearly broken until he discovers the secret to gain his master s respect and disarm his rival."**
Note: Author Bill Allison will join us for our discussion.
July 13, 2016: Literary Lunch @ Country Village Restaurant(formerly Riden's) at 12:00 noon.
August 10, 2016: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
"It starts with a question, a simple favour asked by a wife of her husband while both are painting in their studio, setting off a transformation neither can anticipate. Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires."*
*Summaries provided by goodreads.com
**summary provided by Amazon.com