The “Open Evening Book Club” will hold its next meeting in the Story Garden Room on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to contemplate and discuss Frederick Busch’s Girls.
Frederick Busch has built a reputation as a master storyteller, a magician with words, and a writer who deserves to be a household name. In his new novel, Girls, he once again treats readers to the “ice-clear, dagger-sharp” (Seattle Times) writing he’s become known for and a story that’s deeply affecting, terrifying, and tragic.
Jack is a security officer at an upstate New York college. When 14-year-old Janice Tanner vanishes from a neighboring town, he reluctantly becomes involved in the search as a favor to a friend of the girl’s parents. A suicidal young woman, a teenage runaway, and two more missing girls make it impossible for Jack to drive resurfacing memories of his own daughter’s death from his mind. In the course of the investigation, as he comes to confront Janice’s murderer, Jack comes to realize just how dangerous it is to be a girl: “I wondered if girls had been kidnapped, murdered, preyed upon for years. Maybe it was the times, and therefore everything human and otherwise from when we began might not be at fault.”
Girls is a novel that is both a thriller and a stylistic wonder, and, like its protagonist, is tender and tough at the same time.
Books are available at the circulation desk.
All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information on the “Open Evening Book Club” or other events at the Library, call 655-9322 or visit www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.