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October Book Of The Month
Drowned Town by Jayne Moore Waldrop explores the multigenerational impact caused by the loss of home and illuminates the joys and sorrows of a group of people bound together by western Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes and the lakes that lie on either side of it. Following two women whose lives are shaped by their friendship and connection to the place, this beautiful narrative goes back and forth in time to show how the creation of the lakes both healed and hurt the people connected to them.
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