Downtowners Book Group
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
An unnamed narrator listens to a male friend reading a manuscript written by a former governess whom the friend claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the death of their parents. A classic ghost story that will be paired with the film adaptation The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr. Interested readers will meet in the Chairman’s Office at 12 pm on Wednesday, October 17. Call 816.701.3683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.