Book Club - May 15th

Saturday, May 15, is the next meeting for the book club. The selection is The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George, a German author. She is an advocate for writers and women's rights and has worked as a cop reporter, free lance journalist, and managing editor for a number of publications. The main character, Monsieur Jean Perdu, is known for his "Literary Apothecary." He sells books from a barge on the River Seine in Paris. But he is no ordinary bookseller; Perdu has insight into what his patrons need to improve their lives and he prescribes books accordingly. However, he harbors his own heartbreak until he finally reads a letter that leads him on an adventure to heal his heart. "Filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives." (Amazon)Discussion will take place 10-11 am at the Riverton Municipal Building's community room which has space for social distancing; masks required.For further information please contact the Riverton Library at 217-629-6353.Book/Author Note:On May 3, PBS's American Masters series will feature a documentary on Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club.