Afternoon Book Group

The Dighton Library’s Afternoon Book Discussion group is meeting on Thursday, February 23 at 4:00 to discuss Light on Snow by Anita Shreve.

From Library Journal: “After retreating from a family tragedy to a house tucked away in the New Hampshire woods, 12-year-old Nicky and her father are thrust back into the world when one wintry afternoon they discover an abandoned newborn outdoors. How they deal with the reality of the baby’s mother, who shows up at their house, and the detective who is hellbent on  putting the pieces together is narrated by a now-adult Nicky looking back at her past. Shreve’s latest books (All He Ever Wanted ; Sea Glass ) have taken historical settings rich with the detail of past customs and language; this is a different sort of tale, not as lush or complicated. But the simplicity of the story and tone, as well as the interesting inner thoughts of an adult looking back and relating a childhood turning point, makes for one addictive read. Readers will be waiting for this one.”Light on snow—Beth Gibbs, Davidson, NC –Beth Gibbs (Reviewed September 15, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 15, p50)

Copies of the book are available at the library, and all are welcome to join the discussion. This book group typically meets on the last Thursday of every month at 4:00.