The “Evening Open Book Club” will meet in the Story Garden Room on Wednesday, September 6th, at 7:00 pm. This month, the group will discuss two books- Even the Dead by Benjamin Black and Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the conquest of Polio by Jeffrey Kluger.
Even the Dead:
A car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames. The police assume the driver’s death was either an accident or a suicide, but Quirke believes otherwise. Then his daughter Phoebe gets a mysterious visit from an acquaintance, who later disappears. Phoebe asks her father for help, and Quirke in turn seeks the assistance of his old friend Inspector Hackett. Before long the two men find themselves untangling a twisted string of events that takes them deep into a shadowy world where one of the city’s most powerful men uses the cover of politics and religion to make obscene profits. (amazon.com)
Splendid Solution chronicles Dr. Salk’s race against time-and a growing epidemic that reached 57,000 reported cases in the summer of 1952-to achieve an unparalleled medical breakthrough that made him a cultural hero and icon for a whole generation.
All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information on the “Open Afternoon Book Club” or other Library events, call 655-9322 or visit www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org (amazon.com)
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Call the Library at 315.655.9322 with any questions.