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Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society


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Program Overview

The Relax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016 as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for the next book selection by filling out our form:  Book Suggestion Form

Books for this semester are ready now!

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign up in person at the 3rd-floor service desk of the Library, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • You must present your OUHSC ID to sign-up and receive one of the 40 available books, which often go very quickly
    • Due to the limited number of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up
  2. Join us for a book discussion on Wednesday, November 30th from 12:00-1:00, in the 2nd floor Library Atrium or via Zoom. (links will be emailed to all members)
    • Contact Payton Patterson by e-mail or phone to reserve your books or inquire about receiving the book through interagency mail.
    • 271-2285 ext. 48725

For more information, please contact, Bird Library staff

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Book Summary

You can’t ever know for sure what happens behind closed doors. Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the infamous case of January Jacobs, who was discovered in a ditch hours after her family awoke to find her gone. Margot Davies was six at the time, the same age as January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But she’s always been haunted by the feeling that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s killer has never been brought to justice.

When Margot returns home to help care for her uncle after he is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, she feels like she’s walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembers—genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to January’s. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and solve January’s murder once and for all.

But the police, Natalie’s family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could January’s killer still be out there? Is it the same person who took Natalie? And what will it cost to finally discover what truly happened that night twenty years ago? Twisty, chilling, and intense, All Good People Here is a searing tale that asks: What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is watching?

Twisty, chilling, and intense, All Good People Here is a searing tale that asks: What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is watching?

Source: Amazon