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February 16, 2017 "Mercy Snow"
Third Thursday Book Group - 1pm



In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.

June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her--and the town--nothing but grief.

June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.

Newcomers are welcome at any time to the book group. Copies of the book are available at the library.

 
NON-FICTION Book Group : "The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II" by Gregory Freeman
First Tuesday at 1PM



During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Siberian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, protected by farmers and peasants, waiting for rescue.
In 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip large enough for C-47 cargo planes - without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the cargo planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back without getting shot down themselves.
Suppressed for more than half a century for political reasons, the full account of this story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time ever.

Newcomers are welcome at any time to the book group. Copies of the book are available at the library.



 
Upcoming Book group selections

Here's the list of the upcoming titles for our Third Thursday Book Group:

Feb 16 - Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Mar 16 - Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
April 20 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets the first Tuesday of the month, at 1PM.
July and August, the group takes a break, to return in September.

Here are future titles:

March 7 - The Witches by Stacy Schiff
April 4 - The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck
May 2 - Famine Ships by Edward Laxton
June 6 - Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson