Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Twilight Book Club reads "On Folly Beach"

Join us on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:30 PM for a discussion of Karen White's On Folly Beach.

"To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard.

For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach."

The Twilight Book Club is open to all, with copies of each month's selection available at the main circulation desk.

Fall Schedule:

Tuesday, October 4th - Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Tuesday, November 1st - The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Allen
Tuesday, December 6th - Townie, by Andre Dubus III


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