August 4, 2013

Library prepares for final summer friend luncheon

The Express-Star

— The final Friends of the Library Book Review Luncheon of the summer will be held at USAO in the Regent’s Room on  Aug. 15 at noon.  

Linda McDonald will be the speaker.  She is the winner of the 2013 Oklahoma Book Award for the top fiction book.  She will discuss her debut novel "Crimes of Redemption," which provides the exhilarating story of Gayla Early, who is being railroaded for murder in a small Oklahoma town.  Although she claims to know the killer’s identity, she suddenly finds herself the prime suspect in a second murder.  

Albert Reader, the town’s most powerful citizen, has been killed, and his friends are demanding justice.  Sheriff Tommy Maynard, who is a Viet Nam veteran turned lawman, and a grumpy recluse are all that are keeping Gayla from going to prison.  

This is not a cozy mystery.  It is a riveting first novel with strong language and an even stronger plot; characters that grab you from page one and a book that holds your attention even after you’ve put it down.

“Come and enjoy a tasty lunch and get pulled into an intriguing mystery,” says Catharine Cook, Director of the Chickasha Public Library.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Christy at 222-4958 not later than Aug. 12.  The cost of the luncheon is $13; all reservations must be honored.  For more information call the Library at 222-6075.