Tue., September 26, 2017 at 7:00pm


Tue., September 26, 2017 at 12:00am

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



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Explore the dramatic and surprising long-term after effects of a chance encounter in the novel, Commonwealth, written by Ann Pratchett, and then discuss your thoughts and feelings when Salem Public Library’s Book Discussion Group meets on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 7-8pm in the library’s Quaker Room located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH. Registration is not required and the discussion is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Books are available in the Adult Services Department located on the library’s upper level.

Ms. Pratchett’s novel follows the consequences from a chance encounter between Beverly Keating and Bert Cousins that sets into motion the end of both of their marriages and joins their two families. Spending summers together in Virginia the Keating and Cousins children create a lasting bond based on a shared frustration and disappointment with their parents. A genuine affection grows between them. When, in her twenties, the youngest daughter begins a relationship with a famous author and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer in her control. Their childhood becomes the basis for a successful book by the author, ultimately forcing the family to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the loyal connection they feel for each other.

For more information contact the library at 330-332-0042 or email library@salem.lib.oh.us.