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One Book, One Community

Come join Maria V. Snyder at the Hershey Public Library on Monday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Poison Study - Maria V Snyder

Poison Study by Elizabethtown’s Maria V. Snyder topped the public vote as the 2018 One Book, One Community selection. Meet Ms. Snyder as she talks about how she sparked on the idea for the One Book One Community novel, Poison Study, and how she developed it into a multi-book series. Maria will also host a “poison” tasting for participants, by teaching them the tasting techniques she learned while doing research for the book. Afterwards Maria will be happy to answer questions and will be available to sign books, which will be on sale before and after the program. Registration is necessary and can be done either onlineor by calling the Circulation Desk at 533-6555.

Poison Study is a rollicking, exciting fantasy novel with a strong, intelligent female protagonist, Yelena. Her world is authoritarian and rigid with strict laws. Yelena is offered a choice between death and becoming the leader’s poison taster. “Sieges weather, fight together, friends forever” is a quote from the book that encapsulates Yelena’s adventures as she learns to adapt to and change her world. On one level, this is a wonderful fantasy novel, but the deeper themes stay with readers for years. Place a hold on one of our copies.