Page Turners Book Discussion for

July 15, 2024   
1:00 p.m.  •  Library


A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade among its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress—to bring electricity and jobs to the region—are about to take effect. Just a few days remain before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young, headstrong mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; she’ll do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit the family’s land. But her husband wants to make a fresh start in Michigan, where he’s found work that will bring the family a more secure future. As the deadline looms, a storm as powerful as the emotions between them rages outside their door. Suddenly they realize that Gracie is nowhere to be found. Has the little girl simply wandered off into the rain? Or has she been taken by Amos, the mysterious drifter who has come back to Yuneetah, perhaps to save his hometown in a last, desperate act of violence?

Suspenseful, visceral, gorgeously told, Long Man is a searing portrait of a tight-knit community brought together by change and crisis, and of one family facing a terrifying ticking clock. A novel set in history that resonates with our own times, it is a dazzling and unforgettable tour de force.



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List of what we will be reading  on the month


January 15 - Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal by Tim Hayes

February 19 - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

March 18 - Breakfast with Buddha by Ron Merullo

April 15 - Midnight Library by Matt Haig

May 20 - Of Time and Turtles by Sy Montgomery

June 17 - Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd

July 15 - Long Man by Amy Greene

August 19 -The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear

September 16 - In My Grandmother’s House by Yolanda Pierce

October 21 - The Comfort of Crows by Margaret Renkl

November 18 - Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December 16 - The Last Exchange by Charles Martin