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February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
The Reading Group will meet on Monday, February 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish
Hall to discuss Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich. This is a book that has been selected
as a book for Troup and Harris counties to read as a community. The Troup Harris
Regional Library is promoting this effort and will have the Georgia author present to
speak on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. the Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College. We
are encouraging as many folk as possible at St. Mark’s to read the book, attend the
author talk at Callaway Auditorium, and then join us at St. Mark’s for a discussion of the
book, Bull Mountain.
Here is a description of the book. “Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of
outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in
North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by
the rule of law. To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the
job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a
federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton’s
office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against
brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction.
In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, the
novel brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the mountain and its inhabitants: forbidding,
loyal, gritty, and ruthless. A story of family—the lengths men will go to protect it, honor
it, or in some cases destroy it—Bull Mountain is an incredibly assured debut that
heralds a major new talent in fiction.”
All are welcome! Pizza, water, and wine will be provided. Please bring $5.00 to
offset the cost of the food and wine.