This blog describes the titles in the Book Club Set Collection currently housed at South Jordan Library. Title entries include a brief summary of each book along with links to the library catalog and reading group guides. Books may be checked out singly or as a set by any Salt Lake County Library Cardholder. Updated May 2017.
The Island by Victoria Hislop
Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend. When she arrives in her mother’s home town of Plaka, Alexis is astonished at its proximity to the deserted island of Spinalonga — Greece's former leper colony. Finding her mother’s friend she hears the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters, and discovers how intimately she is connected with the island and its leper colony.