Hooked on Books to Discuss: “Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce

"Miss Benson's Beetle" Rachel JoyceMiss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

She’s going too far to go it alone.
 
It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher, and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and small existence to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession: an insect that may or may not exist—the golden beetle of New Caledonia. When she advertises for an assistant to accompany her, the woman she ends up with is the last person she had in mind. Fun-loving Enid Pretty in her tight-fitting pink suit and pom-pom sandals seems to attract trouble wherever she goes. But together these two British women find themselves drawn into a cross-ocean adventure that exceeds all expectations and delivers something neither of them expected to find: the transformative power of friendship.

The Hooked on Books Book Club will discuss this title on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 11 am at the Osage Beach Library. The Hooked on Books Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 11 am at the Osage Beach Library.

Copies of this title are available from: Missouri Evergreen Card Catalog and Missouri Libraries 2 Go & Libby

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