The Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. March 8 to discuss "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah at the Brownstown Public Library, 120 E. Spring St.
Ernt Allbright, a former prisoner of war, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision — moving his family north to Alaska where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown.
The club is for patrons older than 18 to share their interpretations of the current book. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting. You may attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.
Karen Raymer leads the program. Individuals from the group serve refreshments on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the circulation desk.
Registration is requested and may be done at the library or by calling 812-358-2853.