Book Club

The Marshall Library's Book Club usually meets on the third Tuesday of every other month, from 6-8pm.
Teens and adultsare welcome to join us for great discussions and snacks! There is no charge to join.

Please RSVP to staff@marlib.org or call 608-655-3123.
Please have each book read by the meeting date.

2019 meetings are:

March 19th   The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles
May 21st   Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
July 16th   Vacationland by John Hodgman
September 17th  The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford Enlish Dictionary by Simon Winchester
November 19th  To Be Determined
January 21st  To Be Determined

Upcoming Discussion: "The Boy at the Keyhole" by Stephen Giles
 

Nine-year-old Samuel lives alone in a once-great estate in Surrey with the family’s housekeeper, Ruth. His father is dead and his mother has been abroad for months, purportedly tending to her late husband’s faltering business. She left in a hurry one night while Samuel was sleeping and did not say goodbye.

Beyond her sporadic postcards, Samuel hears nothing from his mother. He misses her dearly and maps her journey in an atlas he finds in her study. Samuel’s life is otherwise regulated by Ruth, who runs the house with an iron fist. Only she and Samuel know how brutally she enforces order.

As rumors in town begin to swirl, Samuel wonders whether something more sinister is afoot. Perhaps his mother did not leave but was murdered--by Ruth.

Artful, haunting and hurtling toward a psychological showdown, The Boy at the Keyhole is an incandescent debut about the precarious dance between truth and perception, and the shocking acts that occur behind closed doors.





Books we have previously read:
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Dry by Jane Harper