March's Book Club Selection is The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield. If you would like to read more about this title, please click here.
About The Last River Child:
In the summer of 1900, a meteorite lands on the day of Peg Staynor's baptism, barely missing the small church in rural Ontario. This, along with Peg's almost colorless eyes, is enough to resurrect a local superstition that will haunt Peg and her family for years. Many believe Peg to be a "river child," taken over by an evil spirit from the Magurvey River that winds its way through the town. Feared and shunned throughout her childhood, Peg is blamed for every misfortune, from drought to ailing livestock. When her mother, her fiercest protector, dies suddenly on the same day WWI is declared, young Peg must face not only the mistrust of the villagers, but of her father. His grief has driven him to take solace in drink and old superstition, leaving Peg with only her head-strong older sister, Sarah, for support. It will take the terrible reality of World War I to shake off the grip of old world beliefs. As the town's young men begin to return mentally and physically damaged, or not return at all, the sheltered atmosphere of the town is broken. A bright flame of change will sweep through everyone's lives, leading Peg into the future.
If you would like to participate, please pick up a copy of the selected title as soon as you can. Please do your best to read it before March 31st, 2010. You can purchase a copy, borrow it from a friend or family member or you can borrow a copy from your local library.
All Official Members will meet (online) on Friday, March 26th, 2010 to chat.
We are still accepting new members so feel free to fill out the Bloggers Unite Book Club Registration Form (see link on sidebar) if you would like to become an Official Member.
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