Book Group Meets July 17
The WCA book group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 to discuss the recently published novel of one of its own members.
Barbara Delaney is the author of Follansbee Pond Secrets, set in the upper Adirondacks during the time of John Brown.
The discussion begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Come a few minutes early to chat with other members.
Here is what Fred LeBrun and Jack McEneny said about the book.
Barbara's Delaney's Follansbee Pond Secrets is a smashing good read, a story chocked with a swirl of well- known historical figures and momentous events affecting the mid-19th century Adirondacks, notably the famous Philosophers' Camp at Follensby Pond in 1858, seen through the coming of age eyes of a young backcountry woman, a crack shot with a sharp mind. A terrific blend of solid history and a rollicking adventure.''
-Fred LeBrun, Albany Times Union
Barbara Delaney's newest tale invites us to share in the moving story of a young woman living in a rugged mountain community at the edge of the Adirondack wilderness. Myrna Duffney's coming of age takes place in the twilight of America's sad experience with human slavery.
Delaney's story is an intriguing story within a story. Her details of the customs and tradition of the hardscrabble lifestyle of the Adirondacks go well beyond just the tale of a bygone generation.
-Jack McEneny, historian, author and former state assemblyman