Indeed, the recent controversy regarding this book and its appearance in play form at Lakota East High School piqued our group’s interest. The book’s original title (and its initial replacement) are quite clearly racist, as is the “nursery rhyme” which is central to the movement of its plot. We have heard it’s a good mystery story, though, and we’d like to approach it as such. More information on the book is available at http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/andthenthere/summary.html and further information on the title is available at http://www.bookscans.com/Oddities/worst_title.htm Copies of various editions of the work are available through OhioLINK at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/2afqqe
So, please feel free to join us for discussion and refreshments. And remember, in February we’ll be reading and discussing Eric Melbye’s Tru (more details forthcoming). Thanks!