NFPL Afternoon Book Club - The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Tuesday, August 101:00—2:00 PMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494
By the comforts of a blazing fireplace on a cold Christmas Eve night, guests at a holiday party share stories of phantoms and ghosts of Christmases past. Yet one guest delivers a tale of sheer fright for which no one listening was prepared. As the story goes, after losing both parents, a young boy and girl move into a large wooded estate to be held under the care of their uncle. Wanting nothing to do with raising the children, the uncle hires a young governess to attend to their care. Yet the governess never could have anticipated the horrors that await her discovery. When it becomes evident that the children have some supernatural connection with a deceased former governess and her lover, the young governess finds herself scrambling to regain control of two children slipping away from her grasp.
The Turn of the Screw is available in print, large print, book on CD, and on Overdrive/Libby as an eBook and digital audiobook.
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