Event Literary InQueeries: LGBTQ+ Book Group

December 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for our new book group, "Literary InQueeries: NPL's LGBTQ+ Book Group for Everyone." All are welcome to this group, where we will read and discuss books with LGBTQ+ themes. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Commune (located at 33 Pleasant Street in Newburyport). This month's title is Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade.

In 1919, four-year-old Rachel Rabinowitz is placed in the Hebrew Infant Home where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research on the children. Dr. Solomon subjects Rachel to an experimental course of X-ray treatments that establish the doctor's reputation while risking the little girl's health. Now it's 1954, and Rachel is a nurse in the hospice wing of the Old Hebrews Home when elderly Dr. Solomon becomes her patient. Realizing the power she holds over the helpless doctor, Rachel embarks on a dangerous experiment of her own design. Before the night shift ends, Rachel will be forced to choose between forgiveness and revenge.


All are welcome to this event. No reservations necessary. Please note that though this book group meets at Commune, it is run by the Library. If you would like staff to request the book for you, or have any questions about the group, please call us at 978-465-4428 x242.

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