On Saturday, May 20, the Riverton Area Book Club will meet to discuss The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni, published in 2018. This novel introduces the reader to the condition called ocular albinism, or red eyes, which the character Sam Hill is born with in 1957. And because of the grief Sam goes through in his life he gave himself the name Sam Hell. Dugoni felt compelled to write this story because he had a brother with Down syndrome who experienced discrimination growing up.
Meetings are held at the Riverton Village Library from 10-11 am on the third Saturday of every month (excluding December) and you do not have to be a member to attend. Books and audio are available through the Library. For further information please call 217-629-6353 during Library hours.The June 17 book selection is The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin and published in 2022. This novel is divided into 26 chapters each which relates bee terminology to three characters living in Hood River, Oregon.