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YA Cafe Book Club

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO HOST A GATHERING OF BOOKLOVERS ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND OUR BOOK CLUBS ARE ALWAYS EXCITED TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS.

 

YA Cafe Book Club

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

STOP BEING A SECRET READER OF YA AND JOIN LIKE-MINDED ADULTS TO DISCUSS YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AT OUR NEWEST BOOK CLUB!

Facilitators: Karen Schumann and Lydia Holland

December Book: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Copies are available for checkout at Scranton Memorial Library and for purchase at RJ Julia Booksellers. Book Club discounts apply, please ask a bookseller for details. 
 
Coffee and desserts will also be available for purchase from RJ Café & Bistro

 

DESCRIPTION


New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. 

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Dread Nation Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019