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The Friends of the Walker Memorial Book Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 pm.  We will be meeting at the Community Center.  If you are interested in joining, please send an email to info@walkerfriends.org.  This months selection is “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoulti.  You can request a copy of the book from the library.

Book synopsis as follows: After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.