Sara Gruen, author of Like Water for Elephants, has chosen a remarkable creature to feature in her new novel, At the Water's Edge, our selection for our April face-to-face meetings.
Nessie, the nickname for the elusive Loch Ness Monster, makes a cameo appearance in this tale that starts out as a lark on the part of some entitled friends, and turns into a quest that becomes quite frightening. The story, which takes place during World War II, is a drama - a love story and a lesson in history - woven into the tartan of the Scottish highlands.
We will meet Maddie, whose tragic history propelled her to join friends on a journey from Philadelphia and across the Atlantic Ocean in the midst of submarine warfare, to seek the monster, perhaps a metaphor for Hitler. She and her friends deal with all sorts of montsers in this elegantly written book.
Join us on Tuesday, April 12 at one of our two face-to-face meetings. You will enjoy the conversation as much as the book, I'm sure.