Books are reserved at the Emporia Library front desk under the Barbara's Book Club name.
Be sure to ask for a 6 week loan.
Barbara's Book Club
Come join this relaxed group of book loving people!
Change in our meeting place!
Opened up to new members now!
New members not required to have read book.
Friday, December 9th, 11am at
The Rolling Hills Bar and Grill in Americus.
We will be discussing the book
"The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.
Questions, please contact Malonne Davies
A USA Today bestseller !
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?