Book T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) – Friday, May 24, 10:00 a.m.

We finish out our spring series “On the Lighter Side” with Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton.

She has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt–which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She’s Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who, at seventy-eight, might be slowing down just a bit. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering pound cake. Wise and witty, down-home and real, Walking Across Egypt is a book for everyone. Our discussion leader will be Sister Rosie Kolich. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join us.

Book TALK is a Humanities Kansas program.