Oct. 3: Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

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2 CHILDREN FOR SALE

The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

A vivid and original story…McMorris brilliantly chronicles the way in which a moment’s fateful choice can result in a lifetime of harrowing consequences.” Pam Jenoff, author of The Orphan’s Tale

“The sale of two young children leads to devastating consequences in this historical tearjerker from McMorris…A tender love story enriches a complex plot, giving readers a story with grit, substance, and rich historical detail.”     Publishers Weekly

The discussion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the LLL Center. PC Reads is free, but registration is required.

PC Reads, LifeLong Learning at PebbleCreek is a drop-in book club. It meets the first Thursday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the LLL Center. Water and light snacks are provided. It is a free program, but registration is required and opens one month prior to the session.

Upcoming books:

  • Nov. 7-Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Dec. 5-The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu


Why not plan ahead and pick up books that we will be discussing in the next few months? Many are available at local libraries