Titles & Tea Book Discussion Group

July Titles & Tea BookJoin us for our Titles & Tea books discussion group that combines good books, discussion and a spot of tea (and usually a tasty treat).

July’s book will be “In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden” by Kathleen Cambor.

“In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden tells of a bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of the greatest industrial disaster in American history: the construction and subsequent collapse in 1889 of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dam. It was a tragedy that cost 2,200 lives, implicated some of the most illustrious financiers of the day-Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon-whose carelessness contributed to the disaster, and irreparably changed the lives of those who survived it.” — description from Amazon.com

Titles & Tea is free and open to the public. For more information, stop in or call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451.

Titles & Tea Book Discussion Group

Title & Tea book graphicJoin us on Wednesday, January 23 at 2:00 pm for a spot of tea and a good discussion.

January’s featured read: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

“Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was a little girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline.

“In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the House, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline, and only they — and Grace — know the truth.

“The novel opens in 1999 when Grace is ninety-eight years old, living out her last days in a nursing home. She is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer in 1924. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace’s youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant 1920s and of the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever.” — description from book jacket.

New members are always welcome! Bring a friend! If you need to borrow a copy of the book, please stop by or call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451.