Ludington's Friday Bookclub



Ludington Library's Bookclub for Adults 

The "Rabid Reader" Book Club welcomes new members anytime at the Ludington Library. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 am, at the Ludington Library. Their next meeting will be February 19 at 9:30 am, reading "Cascade: A Novel" by Maryanne O'Hara. 


A locked box and a deathbed promise. A town threatened with flooding. 
And a raft of difficult personal decisions.

It's 1935. Desdemona Hart Spaulding, a gifted, Paris-trained artist, has married in haste, in the once-thriving summer town of Cascade, to provide a home for her dying father and save the family's renowned Shakespeare theater. Now Cascade is on the short list to be flooded to provide drinking water for Boston, MA, and Dez's growing discontent is complicated by her attraction to Jacob, a fellow artist. When tragic events unfold, Dez makes bad choices that force her to answer hard questions: Must she keep her promises? Is it morally possible to set herself free?

"What do we have to give up to be whom we yearn to be?  CASCADE unfolds like a Shakespearean tragedy, with an ending you won't see coming."  The Boston Globe

"Gorgeously written and involving, Cascade explores the age-old conflict between a woman's perceived duty and her deepest desires." People Magazine, People Pick

Visit or call the Libraries at (231) 843-8465 or (231) 757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat. 
If you are interested in joining the Rabid Reader book group, or would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or ask for details at the Ludington Front Desk.



Rabid Readers Reading List for 2016*

12/18/2015: “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Fiction, c. 2013

01/15/2016: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. Classical fiction, c. 1953

02/19/2016: “Cascade” by Maryanne O’Hara. Fiction, c. 2013

03/18/2016: “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry, Fiction, c.2001

04/15/2016: “Alice I Have Been” by Melanie Benjamin. Historical fiction, c. 2010

05/20/2016: “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz. YA fiction, c. 2012

06/17/2016: “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Ann Tyler. Fiction, c. 2015

07/15/2016: “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. Novelistic history, c. 2011

08/19/2016: “Women of the Silk” by Gail Tsukiyama. Fiction, c. 1991

09/16/2016: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. Historical fiction, c. 2015

10/21/2016: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Fiction, c. 2014

11/18/2016: “About Grace” by Anthony Doerr. Fiction, c. 2004


* Subject to change