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The Not So Ya Bookclub

Description: Nightingale by Amy Lukavics.

At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be—independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered—suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women…

June’s parents commit her to Burrow Place Asylum, aka the Institution. With its sickening conditions, terrifying staff and brutal “medical treatments,” the Institution preys on June’s darkest secrets and deepest fears. And she’s not alone. The Institution terrorizes June’s fragile roommate, Eleanor, and the other women locked away within its crumbling walls. Those who dare speak up disappear…or worse. Trapped between a gruesome reality and increasingly sinister hallucinations, June isn’t sure where her nightmares end and real life begins. But she does know one thing: in order to survive, she must destroy the Institution before it finally claims them all.

No Registration Required. Copies of the book are available at both library buildings. This is a free program and no registration is required.

For more information contact Michelle at 860-645-0821 or mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov
Location: Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St., Manchester
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 7:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:30am EST