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Books on Tap: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen

January 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Books On Tap meets at various restaurants in the area to discuss fiction and non-fiction books selected by the group. Copies of each month’s selection are available to borrow at our Circulation desk. Join our discussions on the fourth Thursday each month! Email hessr@cclsys.org for information.

This month, we’ll meet at The Fifth Local Eatery & Alehouse, 1424 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown to discuss “The Butterfly Sister” by Amy Gail Hansen.


In The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen—a moving Gothic tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature—a fragile young woman must silence the ghosts of her past.

Ten months after dropping out of all-girl Tarble College, Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity.

When a mysterious suitcase arrives bearing Ruby’s name and address, she tries to return it to its rightful owner, Beth—a dorm-mate at Tarble—only to learn that Beth disappeared two days earlier.

With clues found in the luggage, including a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, which Ruby believes instigated her madness, she sets out to uncover the truth.


January 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Fifth Local Eatery & Alehouse
1424 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904 United States
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