Brown Bag Book Club

Brown Bag Book Discussion Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Noon at the Clubhouse Library

Books are available at the library's circulation desk. 


Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane

Tuesday, May 28 at Noon  

"Set during the summer of 1974, this superior crime drama from bestseller Lehane (Since We Fell) explores deep-rooted racism in South Boston. While the community primes for a series of rallies organized by mob boss Marty Butler against school desegregation, 42-year-old single mother Mary Pat Fennessy is preoccupied with the disappearance of her rebellious, 17-year-old daughter, Jules. Though Jules's friends claim she started walking home around midnight, mistrust and animosity toward Jules's doltish boyfriend and a drug dealer Mary Pat holds responsible for her late son's overdose bring out a mother's frustration and rage. Her ensuing acts attract the interest of two detectives who are investigating the mysterious death of a Black man at a nearby subway station. The unwanted attention Mary Pat draws to the neighborhood threatens Butler's business dealings, making him and his close-knit crew keen to put an end to her search..the action builds to a gloriously tense and discomforting finale. Readers will be left feeling battered and scarred."

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Tuesday, May 28
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12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Jamestown Philomenian Library
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Lisa Sheley
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