Humboldt Reads!

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

Please join us for our August Humboldt Reads!  It will be held on the 4th Thursday this month: Thursday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm, at Vinny’s BBQ in Dakota City, IA.  Attendees pay for their meal choice, but no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.

This month’s selection is The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers.

Book Info:

“When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son.  Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own.  By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it.  What really transpired in the two years he was away?  A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation – and the next – began to see their world anew.”

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 at Vinny’s BBQ.

Please click here for a PDF flyer.

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