The Upper Moreland Free Public Library holds monthly book discussion meetings for anyone who wants thoughtful discussion and great company. Our Evening Book Discussion Group meets the fourth or last Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:15pm.
We also have a Daytime Book Discussion Group that meets on the first Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:45pm.
Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson ~ 446 pages, © 2006
Wednesday, April 30, 7-8:15pm.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent ~ Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.