Book review series to begin April 19 in Clarion

From staff reports

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court No. 2454, of the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, will hold its annual spring book review and luncheon series on Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, and May 3.

The reviews will be held from noon to 1 p.m. A light luncheon will be served prior to the reviews. The luncheons and reviews will be held in the Our Lady of Clarion Center, which is in the rectory basement. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. The center can be entered on the Madison Street or alley side of the building. A monetary donation will be accepted at the door.

There will be items raffled and door prizes given at each review. Proceeds from these reviews will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a reading program that provides books for local preschool children and the Immaculate Conception Angel Tree. The reviews are open to the public.

The three reviewers are well known in the Clarion area.

The Rev. Jake Jacobson, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will review “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance Wednesday, April 19. “Hillbilly Elegy” is a New York Times bestseller.

Marilouise “Mel” Michel, a professor of theater at Clarion University, will review “The Princess Diarist” by Carrie Fisher Wednesday, April 26.

The Rev. B. LaMounte “Monty” Sayers will review “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead Wednesday, May 3. “The Underground Railroad” is also a New York Times bestseller and a National Book award winner.