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Join our mystery book club to discuss this book by Karen White. We don’t read on the beach, we read where we want to and then meet at Dish ‘n Dat in Canton to have our discussion. Copies of the book are available at our circulation desk. If you prefer, the audiobook is available to borrow in Hoopla. All adults are welcome to join our book discussions. You can just attend one meeting or join our mailing list. Please use the registration link if you are not a regular member. We need to give the restaurant a number of people when we make a reservation. Call the library or email Beth Van Ness if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it’s the personal battles of Folly Beach’s residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it’s a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton’s mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly’s Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband. Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly’s Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner’s difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from the store’s backyard. For the most part, Emmy ignores Lulu, and sifts through the love letter. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during World War II are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together. On Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.