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Date:
January 21, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Artesia Public Library
Address:
205 W. Quay St.
Artesia, NM 88210
Cost:
There is no cost to participate in the book discussion.
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Library Adult -- Lunchtime Book Discussion Group

Monday, January 21, 2019

Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "I Shall By Near to You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library. An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War. Rosetta doesn't want her new husband, Jeremiah, to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and follows him into war. Rich with historical details and inspired by the many women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is a courageous adventure, a woman's search for meaning and individuality, and a poignant story of enduring love.