Book discussion set for Nov. 14
The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Nov. 14, the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. with the book "A Covenant with Death" by Stephen Becker."
"In the southwest in 1923, a man is charged with the murder of his very beautiful wife. The story is told by a judge, then only twenty-nine, whose personal flaws and conflicts - with women, with success, with life itself - mirror, and are mirrored in, the decision he alone must hand down, so that all the crises of his own life, and of his own society, are bound in deadly intimacy to the life and death of others," according to jacket cover.
This book is a favorite of one of the members of the discussion group.
Stephen D. Becker was a native New Yorker, a translator and novelist who died in 1999.
There are very few copies of this book in the system, so book discussion members are asked to read and return their copies as soon as possible.