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CLS Book Club // “North Woods” by Daniel Mason

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


CLS Book Club is FREE, in-person, and open to the public—whether you’ve finished the book, are thinking about starting it, or couldn’t make it past the halfway point. All that is required is an RSVP via the form below.

Please note the author will not be in attendance. 

About the Program:

Offered a few times a year, the CLS Book Club seeks to explore a wide range of topics, authors and diversity within its book selections. Under this objective, the Book Club also offers space for conversation, perspectives and discourse.

This meeting of the CLS Book Club will be presented by the ambitious duo, Susan DiCamillo and Tina Wardrop. Julian Buxton (Author of Ghosts of Charleston) will weigh in on the paranormal aspects of the Book, after which the floor will open to discussion.

About the Book:
When two young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and nonhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to devote himself to growing apples. A pair of spinster twins navigate war and famine, envy and desire. A crime reporter unearths an ancient mass grave—only to discover that the earth refuse to give up their secrets. A lovelorn painter, a sinister con man, a stalking panther, a lusty beetle: As the inhabitants confront the wonder and mystery around them, they begin to realize that the dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive.

This magisterial and highly inventive novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Mason brims with love and madness, humor and hope. Following the cycles of history, nature, and even language, North Woods shows the myriad, magical ways in which we’re connected to our environment, to history, and to one another. It is not just an unforgettable novel about secrets and destinies, but a way of looking at the world that asks the timeless question: How do we live on, even after we’re gone?

For a copy of the book, check out our catalog here, or shop local at Buxton Books.


Please provide your full name, email address and number of attendees.

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May 22
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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