Fiction Book Club: Things in Jars

Join us for a discussion of Jess Kidd's novel, Things in Jars.

Weather permitting we will meet outside the book store. 

 

About Things in Jars

Bridie Devine--flame-haired, pipe-smoking detective extraordinaire--is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors in this age of discovery.

Winding her way through the sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won't rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing secrets about her past that she'd rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot-tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where nothing is quite what it seems.

Blending darkness and light, Things in Jars is a stunning, "richly woven tapestry of fantasy, folklore, and history" ( Booklist, starred review) that explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.

Event date: 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books (outside, behind the store)
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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