Tuesday Afternoon Book Club
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club discussed “Nothing More Dangerous” by Allen Eskens at their July meeting. Eskens, a Minnesota author, has won numerous awards for his writing. His books just keep getting better and better. In “Nothing More Dangerous”, 15 year old Boady Sanden lives in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother. He is saving his money so he can move away from the area. A quiet boy, Boady is picked on in school and feels completely ignored. When teenagerThomas Elgin, and his family move across the road, Boady is forced to rethink the world he lives in. The Elgins are a black family who have moved into a community of “us” and “them”. Set in Missouri in the ‘70’s, the community is dealing with the disappearance of Lida Poe, a black bookkeeper who is thought to have left town with money from her employer. Although Boady does not know the missing woman, he discovers secrets about his community that divide the small town. Book Club members recommend this book, as well as any of Allen Eskens books. He is able to create a story you don’t want to end. This book, and others by Eskens, is available at the LeRoy Public Library. The Library is open Monday 10 – 7; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 – 5; and Saturday 9 – Noon. Stop by soon. Summer is a great time to read a good book whether you are at your favorite vacation spot or enjoying time at home.