Literary Ladies to discuss ‘A Fall of Marigolds’


By Marilyn Stroud
Special to The SUN
The Literary Ladies will gather at Marilyn Stroud’s home at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 to discuss “A Fall of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner, followed by lunch.
Meissner was born and raised in San Diego and her literary career commenced at the age of 8. She has written over a dozen novels and Booklist placed “A Fall of Marigolds” on its “Top Ten” list of women’s fiction in 2014.
“A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away …,” a description of the book reads.
When a nurse was taking care of a sick immigrant on Ellis Island in New York during September 1911, she became interested in a name on a scarf that he wore. One hundred years later, after the catastrophe at the World Trade Center, the scarf reappears in a specialty fabric store in Manhattan.
Join us to discuss this unique historical and contemporary fiction novel to see how two women’s lives are connected and have a great luncheon.
The Literary Ladies, formerly the Senior Book Club, has been sponsored by the Sisson Library since 2008 and you can reserve “A Fall of Marigolds” from the library.