Our March Discussion will take place on week late, on March 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Our selection for this month is Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. Part love story, part literary mystery, Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding
historical novel leads readers on an unforgettable journey down the
rabbit hole, to tell the story of a woman whose own life became the
stuff of legend. Her name is Alice Liddell Hargreaves, but to the world
she’ll always be known simply as “Alice,” the girl who followed the
White Rabbit into a wonderland of Mad Hatters, Queens of Hearts, and
Cheshire Cats. Now, nearing her eighty-first birthday, she looks back on
a life of intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. First
as a young woman, then as a wife, mother, and widow, she’ll experience
adventures the likes of which not even her fictional counterpart could
have imagined. Yet from glittering balls and royal romances to a world
plunged into war, she’ll always be the same determined, undaunted Alice
who, at ten years old, urged a shy, stuttering Oxford professor to write
down one of his fanciful stories, thus changing her life forever.
Books are available now at the Eldridge Branch Library. Discussion will take place in Eldridge in the First Amendment Room. Newcomers are welcome.