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Book Discussion - "The Shape of Mercy" - Susan Meissner

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/4/2013
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Description:
 Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.
Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail. - Amazon

Library: Spencer Road Branch    Map
Other Information:
 McClay Book Discussion will be held in SP Multipurpose Room 112 while the branch is closed.

Please pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk. Courtesy of THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.
Status: Closed


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