On  August 8 at 2:30 p.m. Book Group will discuss The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.

On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie, her family and their black maid leave North Carolina for a Florida vacation. Jubie takes note of the racial tension that builds along their journey, but could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us—from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable.

Save the date: On September 12 we will discuss Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker.