A Thrill Seeking Read: Touching the Void


The next book up for discussion at the Schroon Library Book Lovers Club is a riveting true life tale that will have you racing to finish the book. The plot: Mountaineer Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety. Finally, Yates was forced to cut the rope, moments before he would have been pulled to his own death. What happens in the days ahead will blow you away.

When and Where: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 1 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. If you like to read and are interested in fun, stimulating conversation, call the library to reserve your copy of this month’s book.  For further information contact the library at 532-7737 ext. 13.