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
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