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Humboldt Reads!

August 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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.



August 22, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Julie Larsen


Vinny’s BBQ
507 Main St
Dakota City, 50529
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(515) 332-2046
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