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Evening Book Group
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Evening Book Group
WhereNortheast Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Bold Spirit" by Linda Hunt.
Book DescriptionIn 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight children named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to win the wager and save her family's farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara's curling iron, set out on foot from Eastern Washington. Their route would pass through 14 states, but they were not allowed to carry more than five dollars each. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, remote ranches and local civic leaders, they confronted snowstorms, hunger, thieves and mountain lions with equal aplomb. Their treacherous and inspirational journey to New York challenged contemporary notions of femininity and captured the public imagination. But their trip had such devastating consequences that the Estby women's achievement was blanketed in silence until, nearly a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their extraordinary story.
View in Catalog"Bold Spirit" by Linda Hunt
Next Month's Title"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
NotesThis group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Contact Phone206-684-7539
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Contact InfoNortheast Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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