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Cover of Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh

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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh

2024-04-17 18:30:00 2024-04-17 20:00:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Friendly discussion of contemporary (and, occasionally, classic) fiction and nonfiction. Bettendorf Public Library - Malmros Room

Wednesday, April 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-17 18:30:00 2024-04-17 20:00:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Friendly discussion of contemporary (and, occasionally, classic) fiction and nonfiction. Bettendorf Public Library - Malmros Room

Friendly discussion of contemporary (and, occasionally, classic) fiction and nonfiction.

For almost a decade, Claudia has counseled patients at Mercy Street, a clinic in the heart of the city. The work is consuming, the unending dramas of women in crisis. For its patients, Mercy Street offers more than health care; for many, it is a second chance. But outside the clinic, the reality is different. Anonymous threats are frequent. A small, determined group of anti-abortion demonstrators appears each morning at its door. As the protests intensify, fear creeps into Claudia's days, a humming anxiety she manages with frequent visits to Timmy, an affable pot dealer in the midst of his own existential crisis. At Timmy's, she encounters a random assortment of customers, including Anthony, a lost soul who spends most of his life online, chatting with the mysterious Excelsior11--the screenname of Victor Prine, an anti-abortion crusader who has set his sights on Mercy Street and is ready to risk it all for his beliefs.

Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. You may also call the Library at 563-344-4179 to have a book signed out to you and placed on the Holds shelf. Remote attendance is possible; please register in order to have the login information sent to you.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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About the branch

The Bettendorf Public Library has served the community of Bettendorf since July 12, 1955.  We offer Library events for all ages, and our meeting rooms are available for public use.  See more information about our meeting room policy at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/services/meeting-rooms/

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Kelinson Room
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