- Date: December 18th
- Time: 6:30pm
- End Time:7:30pm
- Location: Quiet Study Room
Join this monthly book club for fiction fanatics! Each month, the group will read a selected novel. Pick up your book at the library’s front desk. Meets in the library upstairs quiet room at 6:30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month.
For our meeting on December 18th, we are reading, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk. Ask for yours and join us at this evening book club!
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.
Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.
With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.
Questions? Contact Alyssa Strzyzewski at email@example.com, or call the library at (262)-284-5031.