Book Club Title for July

'Ethan Frome' by Edith Wharton

Cover image of the Penguin Classic novel Ethan Frome, by Edith WhartonSet against an austere New England landscape, Edith Wharton’s classic novella explores the themes of loneliness, quiet desperation, and sexual desire through the life of Ethan Frome. Barely getting by with what his farm produces, Ethan’s life with his difficult, hypochondriac wife Zeena is barely tolerable. Until her cousin joins the household as a hired girl.
Join us Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the meeting room at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion of this book. Copies are still available at many branches and at the Mt. Pleasant Check-Out desk -- just ask staff for a copy or check online for availability at your nearest branch.

For more information about the book club, please contact Ana Elisa at or call (202) 671-3122.