Humboldt Reads!

An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!

Please join us for our June Humboldt Reads!  It will be held on Thursday, June 21, 5:30 pm at Pasquales in Humboldt, IA.  Attendees pay for their meal choice, and no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.

This month’s selection is The Hideaway by Lauren Denton.

“When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life.

After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to the The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’ ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama.  She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans.  Instead, she learns Mags has willed the Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it – no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens still live there.

Rather than hurry back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career.  Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected.

Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother.  With help from Mags’ friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways.

When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice – stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.”

Note:  Please return your copy by its due date so others may enjoy this month’s selection.  Attend Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion.

Please click here for a PDF flyer.

If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.
(515)332-1925