May Book Club

Abercrombie Trail by Candace Simar - Cover ArtFor the month of May 2024, the Library Book Club will be reading “Abercrombie Trail,” by Candace Simar. The book discussion will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 12:30 PM at the Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Wabasso. 

The Library Book Club meets once a month and reads a wide variety of titles. Membership is open to anyone interested. Contact the Library about joining!

“Candace Simar’s book, Abercrombie Trail, a fictionalized account of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, is inhabited by the 19th century settlers of west central Minnesota. It centers on the life of her fictional character Evan Jacobson, an immigrant Norwegian stage coach driver. The stops along Jacobson’s stage line reveal the families who live along the trail between Fort Snelling and Fort Abercrombie (just south of Fargo) and their ultimate fate in the, until now, untold story of the northern fringe of the 1862 Sioux (Dakota) Uprising and the siege of Fort Abercrombie. Jacobson struggles with learning English, falling in love and fulfilling his dreams while living with events of the war in the South and the one threatening on the next horizon.