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Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: What Moves the Dead

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

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We meet in person at Mount Pleasant Library every month to chat about books over light refreshments. It's fun. Join us! To celebrate spooky season, this month's selection is What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher. Copies are available to pick up at the library.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Fall of the House of Usher" from Hugo, Locus & Nebula award-winning author T. Kingfisher.

When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania.

What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves.

Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all.

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