Monday Night Book Club

Monday Night Book Club November

Join us for a discussion of Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Upper Level Tutoring Rooms at the library.

For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War Between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family’s avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee. The treachery of a fellow traveler, however, brings about her arrest, and she is caged with the criminal and deranged in a filthy women’s prison. But young Adair finds that love can live even in a place of horror and despair. Her interrogator, a Union major, falls in love with her and vows to return for her when the fighting is over. Before he leaves for battle, he bestows upon her a precious gift: freedom. Now an escaped "enemy woman," Adair must make her harrowing way south buoyed by a promise, and seeking a home and a family that may be nothing more than a memory.

The Monday Night Book Club is meeting in-person again in the Upper Level Tutoring Rooms. Just read the book and show up for the meeting if you'd like to join! Please contact Joelene at jdiana@cumberlandcountylibraries.org with any questions.

 

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