October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In October we’re reading The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott.

The book’s hero is pioneering prosecutor Mabel Willebrandt, the U.S. assistant attorney general in charge of enforcing the Volstead Act, who was able to convict Remus in 1922 for violating the act. After Remus completed his sentence, frictions between him and Imogene led to her murder; that crime set the stage for an extraordinary trial in which Remus both represented himself–and asserted that he should be found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

Our book club prides itself on reading non-traditional books that are not “book clubby,” about which we have engaging conversations, paired with great snacks and wine. Join us! Shoot the bookstore a note or give us a call and we’ll add you to the email list. Or just show up on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm. All are welcome.

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