April 2023 Book Group

Join Librarian Meredith for fika and a discussion of “The Lost Man”, a suspenseful family drama set in the Australian Outback written by Jane Harper.
Fika is the Swedish tradition of enjoying coffee and a treat with friends. The library will have coffee, tea, and some tasty treats for patrons to enjoy starting at 3:40pm.
Book discussion will follow fika at 4pm.
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An instant New York Times bestseller!
Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.
Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.
In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another’s nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.
Nathan, Bub and Nathan’s son return to Cameron’s ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.
While they grieve Cameron’s loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.
A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape, “The Lost Man” confirms Jane Harper, author of “The Dry” and “Force of Nature”, is one of the best new voices in writing today.
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Copies of “The Lost Man” are available to check out at the Scandinavia Public Library, or you may place a hold through Infosoup: https://bit.ly/3M442WZ
Book Group normally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from January through November. We do not meet in December. Be sure to watch our website or our Facebook page for the most recent updates!
We read books across most genres as well as some non-fiction.
Anyone is welcome to attend who has read or is interested in the current month’s book, and is interested in participating in friendly discussion. Members are welcome to attend one meeting or all of them as their interests and schedules permit.