Thursday Evening Book Club – Oct. 22nd, 6:30 pm


We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

Many of us have read the classic short story by Ms. Jackson, The Lottery, and for October we’ll read one of her novels, a tale of eerie suspense. Visitors seldom call at Blackwood House. Taking tea at the scene of a multiple poisoning, with a suspected murderess as one’s host, is a perilous business. Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation. But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed. A treat for fans of mystery and suspense.

You may bring a snack to share if you wish. Copies of the books are available at the library.