Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Twilight Book Club reads "A Stranger in the Kingdom"

On Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM, the Twilight Book Club will meet to discuss A Stranger in the Kingdom, by Howard Frank Mosher.

Vermont writer Mosher has created a wonderful novel about a moment in time in a small town in Vermont. Told from the point of view of 13-year-old James, it exposes small-town thinking and its effects on a young teenage boy and his life from that point on. Lots of action, suspense, warm and crusty Vermont characters, baseball and apple pie for everyone. But the book has an important edge beneath the veneer of small town life. This could be about any town anywhere in America. It exposes the underside of people—the dark side—of prejudice and clannishness. An important book. One you won't forget easily.

"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and Anatomy of a Murder--Absorbing."
-- The New York Times

"Magnificent--compelling--a dark drama--told with such dexterity--shot through with such light and humor, with such marvelous assemblage of major and minor figures--and such intimate understanding of community mores and history, that there is no danger of this being a one-season best seller."
-- The Vermont Sunday Magazine

Book group copies are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, contact Debra Perry at

The Twilight Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Dorothy Little room.


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