In September, our monthly book club the Lit Wits will read and discuss In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. This historical page-turner tells the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex. In its era, the sinking of the Essex was spoken of in the same mythic terms as the Titanic disaster, and served as inspiration for the unforgettable climax of Moby Dick.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Info Desk. Share your thoughts on the book at our discussion meeting. New members always welcome, and refreshments will be served.