Take a Chance Book Club: "Mexican Gothic"
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Are you interested in joining a book club but not sure what you might like to read? We are a book club that reads and discusses a different genre each month. Take a chance with us! New members are always welcome.
Join us the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Westover Library.
This month's genre is horror and the book selection is "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2023 Reading List
- Jan. 9: "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Horror)
- Feb. 13: "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah (Biography)
- Mar. 13: "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams (Historical Fiction)
- Apr. 10: "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz (Detective/Mystery)
A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Westover Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies.
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About the book: After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Noemi is also an unlikely rescuer: She's a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemi; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom. The family's once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemi digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.