The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7, in the library meeting room.
Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker -- a poor-born Englishmanwho makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.
The Booklovers regularly meet on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a selected title. Copies of the title are available either at the library or through interlibrary loan.
If you are interested in attending, just contact the library to request a copy of the book. For more information, call the library at 937.783.3585 or Ruth Johnson at 937.783.2503.