About the Book Group:
We meet in the Trinity Library the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please feel free to come even if you haven’t read or finished the book. We mostly read contemporary fiction and nonfiction. No commitment is necessary, but please RSVP the week of the meeting if you are planning to come. For more information, email Meghan Laska at mlaska at laskapr dot com
July & August – We take a break and do not meet during these months.
Friday, September 6 at 7:00 pm
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Note: This is being produced into a film by Reese Witherspoon. It’s a newer book and a long wait at the library, which is why we selected it for September.
Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36809135-where-the-crawdads-sing