Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy sharing your reading experiences with others? A book club is a wonderful way to get the most out of what we read and enjoy friendship with other readers. All are welcome. Contact Amy Wazny (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or to be included on the distribution list for future activities.
We meet next on Monday, August 15, at 3 PM. Our reading selection is The Lincoln Moon by Michael Price Nelson. I’ve included the overview from the Barnes & Noble website below.
An innocent child. A nation defined by slavery. A trial that could end a young man’s life. Cass County, Illinois, 1858. Nine-year-old Scrump Armstrong’s days are centered around his tight-knit family. But after stumbling across a Black man lynched on their property, the youngster’s world changes forever. And as his parents join the Underground Railroad, he fears suspicious neighbors could uncover their dangerous secret. Idolizing his older brother, Scrump is terrified when the nineteen-year-old is suddenly accused of killing their neighbor… a conviction that surely ends in hanging. And his only hope for acquittal rests in the letter his ailing father sends off to a prominent friend, lawyer Abraham Lincoln. Will Scrump’s prayers be answered by Honest Abe? More than courtroom drama,The Lincoln Moon is a moving story of family, friendship, and acts of conscience in troublesome times.