Date(s) - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Public Library

The book “Five Days Left” by Julie Lawson Timmer tells the intertwined stories of Mara and Scott, two people in situations without easy solutions. Their stories are connected by the characters’ shared participation in an online parenting forum. Both start the novel with the same five-day countdown before they believe they will be separated from people they love. Mara Nichols has a plan to end her life. She has already chosen a date–five days from now she will put an end to the suffering she has endured since being diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. Though she doesn’t want to leave her husband and adopted daughter, she doesn’t want to become a burden as the disease takes over her body. Scott Coffman also has just five days left–but his countdown involves time spent with his beloved foster child, Curtis who will be returned to his birth mother once she finishes a sentence in prison. A sudden turn of events causes Scott to consider a future with Curtis. Mara and Scott struggle with difficult choices about love, loss, and the results of their decisions.
Salem Public Library invites book lovers to participate in the upcoming virtual book club, via Zoom, which will take place on Tuesday, July 28, from 7-8 pm.
To participate in Zoom interactive programming all you need is a device and Internet connection. With these, you may then select from the library’s website the virtual programs you want to register for and participate in. Registration is required online at or by calling the library at 330-332-0042. The book club is always open to receiving new readers who enjoy the interaction of book discussions. Book club titles are available from the library and may be requested through the library’s website.

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Bookings are closed for this event.