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Book Club – “Small Mercies” by Dennis Lehane

April 29, 2024 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Small Mercies Bookcover

Join us for a monthly book club. The third selection will be Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane.

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.

One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.

The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched—asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to any threat to their business.

Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city’s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerizing and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.” – Author’s website

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Small Mercies is thought provoking, engaging, enraging, and can’t-put-it-down entertainment.” — Stephen King

Additional copies of the novel will be available at Kahuku Public and School Library.

May’s book club selection will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

Selections for June and July have not been made yet. Please join us and help us decide what to read next!

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Date:
April 29, 2024
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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kahuku

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Oahu

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Adults

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Oahu – Kahuku
56-490 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States
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Phone:
808-293-8935

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.