Book Club

Afternoon Book Club (Meets every 4-6 weeks at 1:00pm)
Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 1 at 1:00pm in Board Room
We will be discussing "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or was she controlled by those managing her money? Please speak with a librarian for information on obtaining a copy of the book

 

Evening Book Club (Meets every other month at 7:00pm)
Next Meeting is Monday, June 11 at 7:00pm in Board Room
We will be discussing "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Please speak with a librarian for information on obtaining a copy of the book.