Friday, February 19 at 10:30AM
All adults are welcome to participate in monthly book discussions. For a morning of lively discussion call 740.924.3561, email Miss Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library to join the Book Club. You need not be available every month in order to participate. The choice for February is The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney.
The frigid isolation of European immigrants living on the 19th-century Canadian frontier is the setting for British author Penney’s haunting debut. Seventeen-year-old Francis Ross disappears the same day his mother discovers the scalped body of his friend, fur trader Laurent Jammet, in a neighboring cabin. The murder brings newcomers to the small settlement, from inexperienced Hudson Bay Company representative Donald Moody to elderly eccentric Thomas Sturrock, who arrives searching for a mysterious archaeological fragment once in Jammet’s possession. Penney’s absorbing, quietly convincing narrative illuminates the characters, each a kind of outcast, through whose complex viewpoints this dense, many-layered story is told.
If you are new and would like to join us,please enter by the meeting room door, as the library is closed on Fridays.