Book group picks ‘Washington’s Crossing’

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WATERFORD – The Waterford Library book discussion group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the library. All are welcome.

The selection to be discussed is “Washington’s Crossing” by David Hackett Fischer, an analysis of George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River in December 1776 and the resulting destruction of the Hessian garrison of Trenton and defeat of a British brigade at Princeton.

“Washington’s Crossing” was the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History, was a 2004 National Book Award finalist and was included in the New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2004.

The book selected for June is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. The novel offers insight into autism through the story about a 15-year-old autistic math genius who decides to emulate Sherlock Holmes and solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s poodle with a garden fork.

The library is open to all residents of Waterford. Hours are Monday 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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