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Frothingham Hall Book Club - Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Find your next great read and some lively conversation with the Frothingham Hall Book Club! Copies of each selection are available at the Circulation Desk approximately one month before the meeting. 

The Frothingham Hall Book Club meets every month on the 2nd Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

To sign up please call the Council on Aging at 508-230-0690 or email

This month’s selection is: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Available to download on Libby as an eBook or audiobook.

“Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life--living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising their beautiful son, Asher--was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father's beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can't help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can trust him completely. . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn't acknowledge the flashes of his father's temper in Ash, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he's hidden more than he's shared with her.”

Event Location: 
Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street