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october, 2022

thu13oct7:00 PMthu8:00 PM7:00 PM - 8:00 PM General Book Club: The Essex Serpent

Event Details

The General Book Club will meet to discuss The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was an unhappy one. Seeking refuge, she leaves for coastal Essex, accompanied by her eleven-year-old son. Once there, they hear rumors that the mythical Essex Serpent, a fearsome creature that once roamed the marshes, has returned. When a young man is mysteriously killed on New Year’s Eve, the community’s dread transforms to terror. Eager to investigate, Cora is introduced to parish vicar William Ransome. As they attempt to discover the truth, these seeming opposites find themselves inexorably drawn together in an intense relationship that will change them in ways entirely unexpected.

This book will be available in the library one month before the program. It is also available as an eBook and eAudiobook on Hoopla and Libby.

For additional information, please contact Tristan at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114 or at [email protected].



(Thursday) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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