Due to construction in the Children's Store, upcoming Story Hour's
on Friday, May 24thÂ & Friday, May 31st will be cancelled.
Miss Julie will return on Friday, June 7th at 10:30am.
JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN presents Death of a Schoolgirl: The Jane Eyre Chronicles
Tuesday, November 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
In her classic tale, Charlotte BrontĂ« introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. Picking up where BrontĂ« left off, Janeâ€™s life has settled into a comfortable pattern: She and her beloved Edward Rochester are married and have an infant son. But Jane soon finds herself in the midst of new challenges and threats to those she lovesâ€¦
Jane canâ€™t help but fret when a letter arrives from AdĂ¨le Varensâ€”Rochesterâ€™s ward, currently at boarding schoolâ€”warning that the girlâ€™s life is in jeopardy. Although it means leaving her young son and invalid husband, and despite never having been to a city of any size, Jane feels strongly compelled to go to London to ensure AdĂ¨leâ€™s safety.
But almost from the beginning, Janeâ€™s travels donâ€™t go as plannedâ€”she is knocked about and robbed, and no one believes that the plain, unassuming Jane could indeed be the wife of a gentleman; even the school superintendent takes her for an errant new teacher. But most shocking to Jane is the discovery that AdĂ¨leâ€™s schoolmate has recently passed away under very suspicious circumstances, yet no one appears overly concerned. Taking advantage of the situation, Jane decides to pose as the missing instructorâ€”and soon uncovers several unsavory secrets, which may very well make her the killerâ€™s next targetâ€¦