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Read Around the World Book Discussion

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

2024-04-25 10:30:00 2024-04-25 11:30:00 America/Chicago Read Around the World Book Discussion Let literature transport you. Join us as we explore stories from around the world. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Thursday, April 25
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-04-25 10:30:00 2024-04-25 11:30:00 America/Chicago Read Around the World Book Discussion Let literature transport you. Join us as we explore stories from around the world. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Let literature transport you. Join us as we explore stories from around the world.

July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come. 

In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren’t telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret. (From the publisher)

Find a copy of the book here. Ebook and eaudiobook copies are available through Digital Library of Illinois or the Libby app.

For those who would like to purchase a copy of The Berry Pickers, please support our local independent bookstore, The Book Stall at 811 Elm Street in Winnetka. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Group |

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