Join Carol and other book lovers for an insightful and open-ended discussion! All book club titles are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Our February Book Club will meet on Tuesday February 27th at 2:30pm in the Spruth Room. We’ll be discussing Mary Coin by Marisa Silver.
Summary – In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In luminous prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life.
Read-Alikes – Here are some other books, if you liked Mary Coin: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, and Euphoria by Lily King.