The adult book club will read "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell during October. This historical fiction novel, set in 1920s New York City, has been compared to the popular "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.
Confessions are Rose Baker's job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.
As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
Discussions will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, via Zoom and at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the downstairs meeting room.
Book copies are available at SPL. Libby also has digital e-books available.
For information about the adult book club or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Becky at email@example.com.
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