The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, February 8th at 2pm with fiction title A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly. It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d’Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted—by murder.
Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city’s finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves. But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben—for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat. . . .
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Join us Thursday February 20 6pm:
Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Based on a true narrative.
Coming Next Month: Educated by Tara Westover March
Classics Book Club- Tuesday January 21 at 6pm: “Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton. One of Edith Wharton’s most famous novels—the first by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize—in its 100th anniversary year–exquisitely details a tragic struggle between love and responsibility in Gilded Age New York.
Coming Next Month: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis on February 25.
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