The Friends Book Group has resumed with virtual discussions on the third Tuesday of every month! Our next discussion is on March 16th at 4:15pm. We will discuss The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani. Copies are available to check out at Mount Pleasant Library. Email Linda Meyer to receive the Zoom link: .
ABOUT THE BOOK
It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girls’ friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their family’s citrus farm—a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country.
Weaving provocatively between home and school, the narrative powerfully unfurls the true story behind Thea’s expulsion from her family, but it isn’t long before the mystery of her past is rivaled by the question of how it will shape her future. Part scandalous love story, part heartbreaking family drama, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is an immersive, transporting page-turner—a vivid, propulsive novel about sex, love, family, money, class, home, and horses, all set against the ominous threat of the Depression—and the major debut of an important new writer.
WHAT WE'RE READING NEXT
April 20th The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Janasson
May 18th The Most Fun we Ever had by Claire Lombardo
June 15th The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
Read over the summer ready for September discussion: The Way Life Should be by Christine Baker