The Brownstown Public Library Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday to discuss “Under the Apple Tree” by Dan Wakefield.
Imagine a past you must have known, even if you weren’t there. The place is Birney, Illinois, population 4,742, Dec. 7, 1941. Ten-year-old Artie Garber sees his brother, Roy, go off to war. Artie and his friends watch the skies for German planes and the streets for spies. When Roy returns, his girlfriend is with another guy.
The scenes, sounds and images of Birney are at once lost in time, yet still with us today in this novel of loss and growth.
The club provides an informal atmosphere for patrons over 18 years of age to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting.
Feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion led Karen Raymer, but listeners are welcome.
Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available a month in advance at the library circulation desk.
Registration is required.
The library is at 120 E. Spring St., Brownstown.