Event Retired Readers Book Group

August 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Retired Readers Book Group invites you to join our monthly book discussion at the Newburyport Senior Community Center, located at 331 High Street in Newburyport. This group meets on the second Wednesday each month. This month's title is: The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young detective. Her little sister Paige takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a swatch of nightshirt ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but detective Gavin Rikert continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin.



Books are available for request via the library catalog. No registration is required.

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