The Riverton Area Book Club will meet Saturday, September 16, from 10-11am at the Riverton Village Library. The novel, which takes place in India in the 1950s, is The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi. Lakshmi, who has left her family to live in Jaipur, makes a living drawing henna "tattoos" for wealthy women and hopes eventually to get her own house. However, her plan is threatened by the arrival of Radha, a younger sister she did not know she had, and an abusive ex-husband Hari who meddles in Lakshmi's life. Selected as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and the first volume of a trilogy, the story has been picked up for TV miniseries adaptation.
Those interested in discussing this novel--or just finding some fellow readers--are welcome to attend. Both audio and print editions are available through your local library. For further information please contact the Riverton Library at 217-629-6353.Riverton Library now has a mobile app for managing accounts: browsing new books, placing holds, renewing items. Go to the App Store (or Play Store) and search for: Share Mobile App. Another library service for Patrons is access to Share’s Cloud Library. Its eBooks and eAudiobooks are included in the online catalog, along with print books, books on CD, DVDs, and music CDs. Browse and checkout Cloud library titles just as you do with all items in the catalog. You need to log into your library account to access Cloud Library. Library assistance can be reached at 217-629-6353.