Happy Hour Book Group: “A Council of Dolls”

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting five book discussions in July. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. Wed. July 10 at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Mona Susan Power’s “A Council of Dolls.” Sissy, born 1961: Sissy’s relationship with her mother is difficult, but her life is also filled with beautiful things, including a new Christmas present, a doll called Ethel. Ethel whispers advice and kindness in Sissy’s ear, and maybe even saves Sissy’s life. Lillian, born 1925: Born in her ancestral lands in a time of change, Lillian clings to her sister, Blanche, and her doll, Mae. When the sisters are forced to attend an “Indian school” far from their home and tragedy strikes, the doll Mae finds her way to defend the girls. Cora, born 1888: Though she was born into the brutal legacy of the “Indian Wars,” Cora isn’t afraid of the white men who remove her to a school across the country to be “civilized.” When teachers burn her doll Winona, Cora discovers that the spirit of Winona may not be lost…. 

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

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Date

Jul 10 2024
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Time

5:15 pm

Location

Pulpit Rock Brewery

Organizer

Kristin Torresdal
Email
ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org
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