Book club focuses on Giants in the Earth

Book club focuses on Giants in the Earth
October's book club selection at the Vermillion Public Library is Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag.

This story portrays a Norwegian immigrant family's struggles on the American plains from 1873 to 1881. The novel details the triumphs, hardships, and ultimate tragedies of South Dakota farmers as they try to wrest a livelihood from a land that, while fertile, often proves actively hostile to human habitation.

Jerry Wilson, contributing editor to South Dakota Magazine and author of American Artery: A Pan American Journey and South Dakota A Meeting of Cultures will be leading the discussion.

Both adults and young adults ages 12 to 18 interested in discussing this book are encouraged to join the Vermillion Public Library Book Club for discussion on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

For more information about this class, call the library at 677-7060 or e-mail

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