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Monday Morning Book Club: “Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles

Monday, August 15 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

For the month August, the group will be reading and discussing “Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles. See summary below. To be connected with the group’s coordinator, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. New members are always welcome! The Monday Morning Book Club (formerly the Tuesday Book Club) meets in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library on 3rd Mondays at 10:00 am.

Summary: In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

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