Readers of the Night Book Club

Readers of the Night Book Club

This book club meets on the third Thursday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. in the upper level meeting room of the library and is open to the public.  For more information, please call Barbara Hunt at 262-377-7766.

Thursday, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. 

A Well Behaved Woman” by Therese Fowler                                                                   
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In 1874, 21-year-old Alva Smith and her three sisters have impeccable antecedents but no money. Marrying well being the only way to keep her family secure, Alva sets her sights on railroad scion William K. Vanderbilt. Her effort pays off—William inherits $65 million in 1885—though she finds neither love nor sexual pleasure with her amiable, self-absorbed husband. Wealth offers scope for Alva’s formidable leadership skills: in the same years she bears three children, wins the parvenu Vanderbilts a position in elite society, and collaborates with architect Richard Hunt on a series of influential projects.