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The Ink Drinkers Book Club: Nathan Harris – “The Sweetness of Water”

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This week’s selection is Nathan Harris’ book The Sweetness of Water.

Copies of the book may be found in the library during the preceding weeks leading up to the discussion. There is no registration, sign-up, or cost for attending. Typically, light refreshments are offered. 

The Ink Drinkers always meet every second Monday of each month. No registration is required!


“In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox.

With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.”


November 13
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sayre Public Library
122 S Elmer Ave
Sayre, PA 18840 United States
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