For the month of March, we will be reading "Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights" by Alison Case.
Meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Dobbs Ferry Library. Christine Woody of Mercy College will lead the discussion.
Young Nelly Dean has been Hindley's closest companion for as long as she can remember, living freely at the great house, Wuthering Heights. But when the benevolence of the master brings a wild child into the house, Nelly learns she must follow in her mother's footsteps, be called "servant" and give herself over completely to the demands of the Earnshaw family.
But Nelly is not the only one who finds her life disrupted by this strange newcomer. As death, illness, and passion sweep through the house, Nelly suffers heartache and betrayals at the hands of those she cherishes most, tempting her to leave it all behind. But when a new heir is born, a reign of violence begins that will test even Nelly’s formidable spirit as she finds out what it is to know true sacrifice.
Nelly Dean is a wonderment of storytelling and an inspired accompaniment to Emily Bronte's adored work. It is the story of a woman who is fated to bear the pain of a family she is unable to leave, and unable to save.
This month's meeting will be held at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library
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This is a joint program between Mercy College and the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.
Registration is required.
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