Novel Conversations is a monthly book discussion group fostering dialogue around works of fiction and nonfiction, exploring world literature. The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group is currently meeting virtually at 4pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Book group will meet on the third Wednesdays in November and December due to holidays. All are welcome to join the conversation.
Join the Novel Conversations monthly book discussion online using Zoom.
The upcoming book selection will be available for pick up any time after the current month’s discussion, during open hours at the Sequim Branch Library. Copies of the book will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is required to receive Zoom login.
Library staff and volunteers will moderate the discussion. Sign in via Zoom link to see other participants, or call in to join the meeting. No internet required to connect to the discussion by phone.
A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick
Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.