IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY'S BOOK CLUB WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM.
THIRD TUESDAYS AT 5PM
Join us once a month for a lively discussion of the latest in Adult Fiction! Register online or at the front desk to receive a copy of the monthly discussion book. Select JOIN ONLINE and use the password "stowe" to join via Zoom. Contact Tara Key for more information.
MATRIX BY LAUREN GROFF MAY 24
Matrix by Lauren Groff. Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff’s new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
ELENA KNOWS JUNE 21
Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro; translated by Frances Riddle. After Rita is found dead in a church she used to attend, the official investigation into the incident is quickly closed. Her sickly mother is the only person still determined to find the culprit. Chronicling a difficult journey across the suburbs of the city, an old debt and a revealing conversation, Elena Knows unravels the secrets of its characters and the hidden facets of authoritarianism and hypocrisy in our society.