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Classics Book Club

Tuesday May 21, 2024
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


The Classics Book Club will Alternate Classic and Modern Classic titles and will meet bi-monthly to discuss selected titles. 

In Cold Blood was an instant success and is the second-best-selling true-crime book in history. Some critics consider Capote's work the original non-fiction novel In Cold Blood has been lauded for its eloquent prose, extensive detail, and triple narrative which describes the lives of the murderers, the victims, and other members of the rural community in alternating sequences.  

In Cold Blood was originally published in four parts in The New Yorker and then released as a novel in 1965. In Cold Blood took six years for Capote to research and write, and it took an incredible toll on Capote, personally — so much so that he never published another book again. In Cold Blood is said to have been his undoing. The book tells the story of the murder of the Clutter family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage children, Kenyon and Nancy, and the events that lead the killers to murder. The family was living in Holcomb, Kansas, and in November 1959, they were brutally killed, with no apparent motive, by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Registration is required to receive Zoom information. If your library barcode is unavailable, please use your phone number in that space.

Books are available a month prior to the program and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or via our Library-to-Go Service.


Location: Online (Zoom)
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