Try Out Our Book Discussion Group!

Have you ever thought about joining a book discussion group? Although the Aurora Public Library District is not having in-person programs at the present time, you can still try it out by joining us on Friday, December 4th for a Zoom Book Discussion of The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister. The discussion will be led by Ron Nicholson of Ivy Tech. Here’s what you need to do to participate:

  • You can pick up a copy of the book at the Aurora Public Library or at the Dillsboro Public Library. You can also download an ebook or e-audiobook from the Indiana Digital Download Center.
  • Email Peggy at to register for the discussion. This is necessary so we can email you an invitation to the Zoom discussion.
  • If you haven’t used Zoom before, you’ll need to download the Zoom app on your home computer, tablet, phone, or other device.
  • At 1 pm on December 4th, go to the link in your Zoom invitation to join Ron and the other participants. The discussion usually lasts around an hour and a half.
  • Enjoy meeting some new friends and sharing your thought on this book title.

The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister

Here’s how a reviewer described the book in Publisher Weekly magazine.

“British author McAllister makes her U.S. debut with this riveting psychological thriller set in Brighton, England. Sisters Martha and Becky Blackwater have always been best friends. When work takes Martha to Greece and her husband, Scott, is going to be out of town on business, Becky agrees to look after their eight-week-old baby, Layla, who suffers from reflux and cries almost constantly. Lyla dies while under Becky’s care, an apparent victim of SIDS, but an investigation points to suffocation as the cause of death. When Becky is charged with murder, she claims innocence. The family torn asunder, Becky moves in with her parents while out on bail; Martha and Scott, both consumed by guilt, remain at home. The sisters don’t see each other for nine months, until the trial begins. During the trial, scrutiny of the sisters’ relationship leads to some startling revelations. Authentic courtroom scenes, intricate family dynamics, the conflicts of motherhood, and a shocking ending all add up to a winner.”

If you have any questions about how you can participate in the virtual event, just call Peggy at 812-926-0646.