October Book Club: The Children on the Hill

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October Book Club: The Children on the Hill

Join us for our monthly book club! We meet online on the second Sunday of each month at 5 pm to socialize and discuss what we've read.

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Purchase your book as ticket here, or mention BRBC at checkout (in-store or online) to get the code to register for free! If you previously purchased the book from The Book Rack and just want to be added to the event, or if you have any questions, email bookrack@whidbey.com. Please note that tickets are nonrefundable and the book cannot be returned or exchanged.

Book Club will be held virtually via Google Meet, and attendees can access the Google Meet link through the Eventbrite Online Event Page.

Join us for our monthly book club! We meet online on the second Sunday of each month at 5 pm to socialize and discuss what we've read. Book Club is open to ages teen and up.

October 2022's meeting will be on October 9th at 5 pm.

The October 2022 Book Club pick is "The Children on the Hill" by Jennifer McMahon.

About the book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Drowning Kind comes a genre-defying new novel, inspired by Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein, that brilliantly explores the eerie mysteries of childhood and the evils perpetrated by the monsters among us.

1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran—teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love.

Then one day Gran brings home a child to stay with the family. Iris—silent, hollow-eyed, skittish, and feral—does not behave like a normal girl.

Still, Violet is thrilled to have a new playmate. She and Eric invite Iris to join their Monster Club, where they catalogue all kinds of monsters and dream up ways to defeat them. Before long, Iris begins to come out of her shell. She and Vi and Eric do everything together: ride their bicycles, go to the drive-in, meet at their clubhouse in secret to hunt monsters. Because, as Vi explains, monsters are everywhere.

2019: Lizzy Shelley, the host of the popular podcast Monsters Among Us, is traveling to Vermont, where a young girl has been abducted, and a monster sighting has the town in an uproar. She’s determined to hunt it down, because Lizzy knows better than anyone that monsters are real—and one of them is her very own sister.

A haunting, vividly suspenseful page-turner from the “literary descendant of Shirley Jackson” (Chris Bohjalian, author of The Flight Attendant), The Children on the Hill takes us on a breathless journey to face the primal fears that lurk within us all.