Walking Book Clubs on the South Coast
We’re bringing walking book clubs to the South Coast! We stole this idea from the Brits (see here) but are putting a decidedly South Coast spin on it by choosing books and/or authors with a connection to our region. Next up: Ruthless River by Dartmouth author Holly Fitzgerald.
What’s a walking book club, anyway? It’s the opportunity to get outside with fellow book lovers and explore a new corner of the South Coast and wonderful books by local authors.
Join us as we explore Fitzgerald’s gripping account of her honeymoon-gone-awry. Ms. FitzGerald and her husband survive a plane crash and create a makeshift raft to make it to their next destination. After their raft is caught in a storm, they are trapped for weeks in the Amazon jungle without fresh water, food or shelter. The story is part adventure story, part love story. It is under development to become a movie.
When? September 8, from 2-4 p.m.
Why this spot? We don’t have anything as wild as an Amazonian River where most of Ms. FitzGerald’s action takes place but the Weweantic River is wildly crooked (and a river, of course) so we went with that!
The event is FREE thanks to our sponsors at Partners Village Store in Westport (where you can get a copy of the book) and the Friends of the Wareham Free Library and the Wareham Library Foundation. But we’d love you to pre-register by emailing us at [email protected]
Still can’t imagine a walking book club? Check out the Southcoast Today article on our first walking book club right here.
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