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Books Sandwiched In (Jackson Branch Library)

Books Sandwiched In (Jackson Branch Library)

Love to talk about books? Join us for Books Sandwiched In, now at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library.  The group meets at Jackson Branch Library Meeting Room on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m.  Registration for this in-person event is required and seating is limited to 20 people to allow space for social distancing. 

Our October title is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.

One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose—selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register. In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

Print copies WILL NOT be available for sale for the book discussion. The Lost Apothecary is available for check out in print and in digital format through the following avenues: 

(H)  Ebooks and/or eaudiobooks are available for digital checkout through our Hoopla service: https://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/library/using-the-library/resources/ebooks-more/ebooks/. A library card and PIN is needed to access Hoopla for free.

(P)  Some titles are also available in print for checkout. You can reserve a copy through our Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) online cataloghttps://pclc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lakeland. A library card and PIN is needed to reserve PCLC materials for free.

For more information, call Brenda J. Patterson at 863-834-4276 or send e-mail to Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Show more dates
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Branch Library Meeting Room
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Authors, Books, and Writing   Clubs   Larry R. Jackson Branch Library  
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Event Organizer

Brenda Patterson

Phone: 863.834.4276     

Email: brenda.patterson@lakelandgov.net