Would you be interested in joining a book club?
Book clubs are a wonderful way to share your insights, opinions, and love of the written word.
The Friends of the Library Book Club invite you to join them the 3rd Wednesday of every other month for an informal review of selected books. The group chooses an array of popular, literary, and intellectual titles along with notable authors for their discussions. If you would like to be a part of this group the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the library.
The book for discussion is The Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson.
When Annie Crowe travels from Seattle to a small Irish village to promote a new copper mine, her public relations career is hanging in the balance. Struggling to overcome her troubled past and a failing marriage, Annie is eager for a chance to rebuild her life.
Yet when she arrives on the remote Beara Peninsula, Annie learns that the mine would encroach on the nesting ground of an endangered bird, the Red-billed Chough, and many in the community are fiercely protective of this wild place. Among them is Daniel Savage, a local artist battling demons of his own, who has been recruited to help block the mine.
Despite their differences, Annie and Daniel find themselves drawn toward each other, and, inexplicably, they begin to hear the same voice–a strange, distant whisper of Gaelic, like sorrow blowing in the wind.
Guided by ancient mythology and challenged by modern problems, Annie must confront the half-truths she has been sent to spread and the lies she has been telling herself. Most of all, she must open her heart to the healing power of this rugged land and its people.
Beautifully crafted with environmental themes, a lyrical Irish setting, and a touch of magical realism, The Crows of Beara is a breathtaking novel of how the nature of place encompasses everything that we are.