BANISTER BOOK GROUP:
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Written on the Heart by Morgan Callan Rogers. “As unexpected clues regarding the fate of Florine's mother-- who disappeared when Florine was twelve--begin to surface, Florine and Bud face the challenges of trying to solve an old mystery while building a new marriage and raising a family"-- Provided by publisher.
Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Coal River: A Novel by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Orphaned and penniless at nineteen, Emma Malloy accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, in 1912. Treated like a servant, Emma works for free in the company store. The young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.
Tuesday, June 27. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beekeeper’s Apprentice: on the segregation of the queen by Laurie King. A chance meeting with an elderly beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.