A Look Back Book Group, Feb. 28

A new book group about old times! We will be reading mostly historical fiction about Maine and New England. We meet the final Friday of the month at noon.

February 28: Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown

A historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson. Even before she was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, Mary Rowlandson sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader and made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life.Date:Friday Feb 28, 2020Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PMLocation:Local History Room