Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For October, the Library Book Club has chosen an American classic that fits perfectly into the season. The Haunting of Hill House is a 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson. Finalist for the National Book Award and considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the twentieth century, it has been made into two feature films and a play.

Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit the reader's emotions, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches.

Read The Haunting of Hill House and decide WHO was in control--Eleanor or Hill House? Long after you have finished the book, Eleanor and Hill House will haunt your mind and soul.

Let us know what you think!