Eleanor Murphy Branch meeting room

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up. 

Eleanor Murphy Book Group: Holly, Jolly Murder

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Bookstore owner Claire Malloy finds that her desire to be helpful (propelled by an insatiable nosiness) gets her deeply involved in a puzzling midwinter murder. Wealthy physician and landlord Nicholas Chunder has been shot, and evidence points to several of his tenants who are members of his very own cult, The Druids of the Sacred Grove of Keltria.

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