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Popular Fiction Book Discussion

"The Frozen River" by Ariel Lawhon

2024-05-21 18:30:00 2024-05-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Popular Fiction Book Discussion This month's popular fiction title is "The Frozen River" by Ariel Lawhon. This in-person book discussion will be moderated by Bridgewater librarian Yvonne Selander. Bridgewater branch - Frances Greany Learning Garden

Tuesday, May 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-21 18:30:00 2024-05-21 19:30:00 America/New_York Popular Fiction Book Discussion This month's popular fiction title is "The Frozen River" by Ariel Lawhon. This in-person book discussion will be moderated by Bridgewater librarian Yvonne Selander. Bridgewater branch - Frances Greany Learning Garden

Bridgewater branch

Frances Greany Learning Garden

This month's popular fiction title is "The Frozen River" by Ariel Lawhon. This in-person book discussion will be moderated by Bridgewater librarian Yvonne Selander.

New book discussion participants are always welcome.

Maine, 1789: When the Kennebec River freezes, entombing a man in the ice, Martha Ballard is summoned to examine the body and determine cause of death. As a midwife and healer, she is privy to much of what goes on behind closed doors in Hallowell. Her diary is a record of every birth and death, crime and debacle that unfolds in the close-knit community. Months earlier, Martha documented the details of an alleged rape committed by two of the town's most respected gentlemen - one of whom has now been found dead in the ice. But when a local physician undermines her conclusion, declaring the death to be an accident, Martha is forced to investigate the shocking murder on her own. 

Over the course of one winter, as the trial nears, and whispers and prejudices mount, Martha doggedly pursues the truth. Her diary soon lands at the center of the scandal, implicating those she loves, and compelling Martha to decide where her own loyalties lie. 

Clever, layered, and subversive, Ariel Lawhon's newest offering introduces an unsung heroine who refused to accept anything less than justice at a time when women were considered best seen and not heard. "The Frozen River" is a thrilling, tense, and tender story about a remarkable woman who left an unparalleled legacy yet remains nearly forgotten to this day.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | #bookdiscussion | #Book Discussion | #book club |

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