The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is open to all adults interested in getting together for informal discussion on selected books. Each month a book is chosen and copies are available here at the library and on the bookmobile for interested readers. The book club meets on the last Monday of the month in the afternoon at the Frank Fischer Center in Lake Delton at 12:30 p.m. We meet at the library the last Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the last Wednesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the featured book. Coffee and treats are served along with engaging and enjoyable discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is welcome. If you can't make any of our meetings, post your comments and thoughts on our Book Club Blog.
The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is starting 2017 by reading Karen Abbott’s Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, which was originally published in September of 2014. Karen Abbott uses a great deal of primary source evidence and personal interviews to tell the tale of four courageous women who were spies during the American Civil War. This book has a local tie as Belle Boyd is one of the women featured in the novel. She used her charm to be an effective spy for the Confederacy, while Emma Edmonds posed as a man to fight in the Union army, Rose O’Neale Greenhow communicated with Union generals to gather intelligence for the Confederacy and Elizabeth Van Lew was an abolitionist who was able to run an espionage spy ring in the South. It is a spellbinding true story you will truly enjoy.
We will discuss this book three times in January.
*Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 pm at the Library
*Monday, January 30 at 12:30 pm at the Frank Fischer Center
*Monday, January 30 at 6:30pm at the Library