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Book Club: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
January 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us for a book discussion of Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict.
The IPL Book Club meets on the second Monday at 2pm, January through October.
Members vote on book selections for the coming year.
(From Goodreads) From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing story of love, power, and the woman who inspired an American dynasty.
In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds herself in desperate circumstances. Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady’s maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie. Soon, the bond between Clara and her employer deepens into love. But when Clara goes missing, Carnegie’s search for her unearths secrets and revelations that lay the foundation for his lasting legacy. With captivating insight and stunning heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one lost woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.