Not Your Mother's Book Club
Monday, August 30th
Meeting to be held at Encana Community Shelter in Marbleton
Our August selection is Under A Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan-Lake.
The book is described as an enthralling novel of secrets, a tumultuous
war of ideas, and murder as classes collide in the shadow of Biltmore
Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts,
American “royalty,” is in its final stages of construction
in North Carolina. The country’s grandest example of privilege,
it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl,
just as driven, who lives in its shadow.
Kerry MacGregor’s future is derailed when, after two years
in college in New York City, family obligations call her home to
the beautiful Appalachians. She is determined to distance herself
from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however
close its reach. Her family’s land is among the last pieces
required to complete the Biltmore Estate. But something more powerful
than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry’s fate
as, one by one, more outsiders descend on the changing landscape—a
fugitive from Sicily, a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story,
a debutante tainted by scandal, and a conservationist prepared to
put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the locals.
As Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty,
innocence and corruption, she must navigate not only her own pride
and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and
the men who control it.
more about the book and its author
A limited number of books are available while supplies last at
the library's circulation desk at the Big Piney Rec Center (630
Piney Drive). This book club welcomes new participants at any time.
The August meeting will take place outside at the Encana Community
Shelter in Marbleton.
The Big Piney Library building is temporarily located at Big Piney
Rec Center. You can visit us at Big Piney Rec Center to check out
books, movies and more, and to attend library programs as usual.
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