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The Cybrary Book Club – August Meeting

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
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Join us on Zoom the 3rd Monday of every month from the comfort of your home! The Cybrary Book Club is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join the discussion.

Our August book pick is Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett. (synopsis below)

NOTE: To join The Cybrary Book Club, please email sevans@clamsnet.org to be put on a mailing list, and you will receive a Zoom meeting invitation link the day of the meeting. To request a copy of the book, please visit the CLAMS Catalog to put a hold on the next available copy.

 

Book Synopsis:

It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing rain and constant winds, it is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.

Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island, another ship runs aground during a storm. Separated by only twenty miles and the island’s treacherous, impassable cliffs, the crews of the Grafton and the Invercauld face the same fate. Yet, when the Invercauld’s crew turns inward on itself, fighting, starving, and even turning to cannibalism, Musgrave’s crew bands together to build a cabin and a forge. Using the survivors’ journals and historical records, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings to life this extraordinary untold story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos.

 

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Date:
August 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Hyannis Public Library
Phone:
5087752280
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Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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