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One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo—the woman he has always known as “Tante”—lying dead in the woods outside his cabin.  As James Jack sets out to fulfill Marguerite’s unusual last wishes, the narrative unveils the secrets of their pasts. It arcs from Depression-era New Orleans to a barren New England island at the turn of the century, from an illicit passion and an unforgivable crime to the relationship between a small boy and a tough, reclusive woman who turns out to possess an unsuspected capacity for love.  Elizabeth Inness-Brown ushers readers through a story of two closely braided lives that forces a reconsideration of our notions of maternity, loyalty, love, and perhaps death itself.
 

Newlywed Mary Hall brings her husband to settle in the rural New Hampshire of her youth to reconnect to the land that defined her, with all its beauty and danger. But on a mountain day hike, she watches helplessly as her husband falls to his death. As she struggles with her grief, Mary finds new friendships with members on the mountain club crew, and with Ben, the gentle fire watchman. Each are haunted by their own losses, but they find ways to restore hope in one another.

Reading Repast

Pairs of members take turns bringing

a simple supper and dessert

2nd or 3rd Thursday monthy

    from 6:00 ~ 8:00

Currently Reading:           

Burning Marguerite

by Elizabeth Innes-Brown

 discussion:

September 14, 2017

Next Title:

When the Killing's Done

by T.C. Boyle

available at the Library September 14

 

Set on the wild Channel Islands                                            off the coast of California, Boyle's                                      new novel is a gripping adventure                                     with a timely theme.                                                                  Alma Boyd Takesue is a National                                       Park Service biologist spearheading                              efforts to save the islands' native                              creatures from invasive species.                                          Her antagonist Dave LaJoy, a local                     businessman fiercely opposed to the                             killing of any animals whatsoever,                                      will go to any lengths to subvert her plans. As their confrontation plays out in a series of scenes escalating in violence, drama, and danger, When the Killing's Done relates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world.  

 

 

Lit Lunch

Bring your bag-lunch

Second Tuesday monthy

from 12:00 ~ 1:30

Currently Reading:

Burning Marguerite

by Elizabeth Innes-Brown

 discussion:

September 12, 2017

Next Title:

Down From Cascom Mountain

by  Ann Joslin Williams

available at the Library September 12

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