MEADOR - Adult Book Club
Meador Branch

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2:00pm
Thursday, May 23, 2:00pm
Join us for a discussion about In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. 

In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community.
 
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