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Get Lit is a social book club designed for twenty and thirty something readers in the greater Haverhill area. We will be meeting monthly to talk books, socialize, eat, drink, and whatever else might come up. Join us every month at The Peddler's Daughter in Haverhill.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Kill the Farm Boy

Get ready for May 16!  We will be reading Delilah S. Dawson's hilarious Kill the Farm Boy.  Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born...and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar "happily ever after" that ever once-upon-a-timed.  Click here to place this book on hold.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Cabin at the End of the World

On April 11th, stop by the Peddler's Daughter to celebrate the return of Get Lit!  We'll be discussing Paul Tremblay's The Cabin at the End of the World in anticipation of his book signing on April 18.  This is a thrilling novel in which a seven-year-old girl and her fathers are confronted by four menacing strangers while vacationing at a remote New Hampshire cabin.  Click here to place this book on hold!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Peripheral by William Gibson

Join us Thursday, January 17 to talk about William Gibson's cyberpunk novel, The Peripheral.  One night, Flynne's brother asks her to take a job for him, beta-testing a new game.  What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder....  Click here to place this book on hold.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Get into the holiday spirit with a little...murder?  Join us December 17 at 7 PM at the Peddler's Daughter! We'll be discussing Anthony Horowitz's best selling novel The Word is Murder.  When a wealthy woman is found murdered after planning her own funeral service, disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, investigate.  Click here to place this book on hold.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Our November book selection is Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway.  Joe Spork fixes clocks, trying to live a quiet life separate from his gangster father.  His orderly world is upended when he accidentally activates an unusual clockwork mechanism that turns out to be a doomsday machine.  Suddenly, everyone is after him and he may have to pick up his father's gun anyway.  Click here to place this book on hold.

Friday, October 12, 2018

More on Shirley Jackson

If you are a fan of our current book group pick and looking for more, we've got you covered!

One writer over at Book Riot is raving about the new movie version of We Have Always Lived in the Castle.  Find out more here.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Like the Book? Check Out the Movie!

If you are loving our current selection, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, keep an eye out for the movie!  Starring Sebastian Stan, Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, and Crispin Glover, the film premiered September 22 at the Los Angeles Film Festival.  Check out reviews here!

We're getting excited to see you October 15 at the Peddler's Daughter!