This month, the Library’s book club has chosen to read, “A Fall Of Marigolds”, a novel by author Susan Meissner.
September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. What she learns could devastate her—or free her.
September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life (from amazon.com).
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On July 1st we will discuss “A Fall Of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner. On August 12th ( Greeley County Fair August 5-7th) we will discuss “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm ” by Ted Genoways. Newcomers are welcome.