January 19th Book Club

The Riverton Area Book Club continues to select books which focus on little known women in history. Using primary sources and interviews with descendants, author Karen Abbott recounts the true story of four women who became spies during the Civil War in the book Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War.  The four spies are Belle Boyd, a socialite; Emma Edmonds, a farm girl; Elizabeth Van Lew, an abolitionist; and Rose O'Neale Greenhow, a widow.  These women represent both Union and Confederate sides and are surrounded by real-life characters, such as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, General Stonewall Jackson, and Walt Whitman. The book provides both photos and maps.Because the group does not meet in December, the book will be discussed on January 19, 2019, at the Riverton Village Library from 10-11 am. Books have been ordered through interlibrary loan and are available at the library. For further information call 217-629-6353.Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!