Things are settling down after summer. This is a great time to check out the library’s book clubs. Click on the links or go to the catalog to place holds on any of the books below. Find more info on our book club webpage. You can also subscribe to monthly NextReads newsletters to find new releases in your favorite genres. Happy reading!
Frances Brody writes traditional mysteries that are set in 1920s England. They star World War I widow Kate Shackleton, a photographer and private investigator. Full of historical details, the series is charming while still tackling the after effects of the war and women’s changing roles in British society.
When an anonymous benefactor (calling himself “Mr. Knightley”) offers to put orphan Samantha Moore through the prestigious Medill School of Journalism, his only requirement is for Sam to write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
Illuminates the public responses, debates and dangers that shaped the entry of black regiments into the Civil War after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, chronicling the formation and battlefield triumphs of key regiments while discussing their role in shaping public opinion and promoting full citizenship for blacks.
Read More Book Club at Prison City
The book club meets at Prison City Pub and Brewery at 28 State St. in Auburn.
Arriving at an ancient stone prison, the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed, digs into the past of a killer named York, who can sense what others cannot, and unearths shocking secrets of her own.