As the Worm Turns

The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee (Morrow, $15.99). Ten years after Wounded Knee, J. B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.'s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of J.B.'s family: his cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and teenage young sons, Cullen and Hayward. As the mystery of these deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets is revealed--exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future. This is a family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sandhills - an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land. Jackie Byers will facilitate the discussion.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Bones of Paradise: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062413482
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 25th, 2017