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Fiction Book Club

  • Nightbird Books 205 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR, 72701 United States (map)

Our fiction book club meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30. The group reads a variety of works of fiction chosen periodically by the group.

The April selection is Lorna Doone by R D Blackmore.

First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doones, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. Beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore's enduring masterpiece.

Earlier Event: April 25
Ozark Poets and Writers Collective
Later Event: April 27
Steve Yates Reading & Booksigning