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Sunday Book Club: The Sweetness of Water

Sunday Book Club: The Sweetness of Water In-Person

For adults.

Registration is required. 

Join us for a Sunday afternoon book club to discuss The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. Borrow a copy of the book at the Adult Reference desk. Please register when you pick up your book, since copies are limited. Librarian Josh will lead the book discussion.

The Sweetness of Water "starts in the waning days of the Civil War. Brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox"-- Provided by publisher

Sunday, June 9, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Meeting Room A&B
  Book Group  

Registration is required. There are 10 seats available.