Your Library’s director, Julia Turpin, leads a lunch-hour book club called Booked for Lunch that meets every three months. You bring your own lunch and discuss the title for that month.
The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 12-1 p.m. in the Library’s Jones Meeting Center. We’ll discuss David Grann’s newest work of nonfiction, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder.
Doubleday Publishing calls The Wager a “page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery.” The book tells the riveting true tale of a British warship that wrecked off the coast of Patagonia in 1742, and the trials that ensued for the marooned crew.
Director Turpin chooses the featured book for every meeting. She says, “I selected this month’s title because I love a great adventure story taken from history. There is something timeless about tales from the high seas, and who doesn’t love a little intrigue?”
“The Wager is about shipwreck, mutiny, and murder,” Director Turpin says, “but it’s also a story about loyalty, survival, and ambition. It’s a great book, and I hope you’ll join us to talk about it at Booked for Lunch. Make sure to come hungry for great conversation.”
Registration is encouraged for Booked for Lunch; click here to sign up. Call Adult Services at (423) 434-4454 for help finding a copy of The Wager if you need it.
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