Thank you for your interest in our book club.
Our next meeting will be
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
at 6:00 pm.
We will be discussing Masie Dobbs
by Jacqueline Winspear.
From School Library Journal:
Adult/High School-Maisie is 14 when her mother dies, and she must go into
service to help her father make ends meet. Her prodigious intellect and the
fact that she is sneaking into the manor library at night to read Hume,
Kierkegaard, and Jung alert Lady Rowan to the fact that she has an unusual
maid. She arranges for Maisie to be tutored, and the girl ultimately
qualifies for Cambridge. She goes for a year, only to be drawn by the need
for nurses during the Great War. After serving a grueling few years in
France and falling in love with a young doctor, Maisie puts up a shingle in
1929 as a private investigator. She is a perceptive observer of human
nature, works well with all classes, and understands the motivations and
demons prevalent in postwar England. Teens will be drawn in by her first big
case, seemingly a simple one of infidelity, but leading to a complex
examination of an almost cultlike situation. The impact of the war on the
country is vividly conveyed. A strong protagonist and a lively sense of time
and place carry readers along, and the details lead to further thought and
understanding about the futility and horror of war, as well as a desire to
hear more of Maisie. This is the beginning of a series, and a propitious one
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
If you're interested please stop by the reference desk on the first floor.
Please call 610-820-2400 ext. 2.
Last updated 05/28/2014