Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30pm when we will meet up, catch up, and discuss The Book of Lost Friends, by Lisa Wingate. BYO beverage and snacks, and join us on Zoom! Registration is required in order to receive the meeting link, and there are two ways to do this. If you are on the HNN Book Club Facebook page, you may register there, or just send an email to the co-chairs at the addresses listed below.
Multiple copies of this month’s book are on reserve for HNN members at the Holliston library. Check out hollistonlibrary.org for pick up options. You may also want to explore the library website for instructions on using the Minuteman network to borrow digital versions of this and upcoming titles. Some selections may be available via the HOOPLA app.
Looking ahead, we will take our usual December break. In January, start off the New Year with The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead, and in February we will read along with the annual One Holliston book selection. The March book is The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, and the remaining months depend on recommendations by book club members. What’s your idea?
"Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi river town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything"-- Provided by publisher
Cindy and Sue
Book Club Co-Chairs
Cindy Carr firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Hatton email@example.com