Join Casey Fox on Monday, November 5 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier.
First published in 1936, Daphne du Maurier's classic novel of romantic suspense has enthralled readers for decades. Adapted to the screen and stage several times, Jamaica Inn is a dramatic tale full of secrets and suspense. After her mother's death in 1820, young Mary Yellan travels from the bucolic English countryside to the foreboding Cornish coast to live with her aunt and uncle. Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn own Jamaica Inn, a mysterious and threatening coaching inn. Quickly discovering nothing is as it seems in her new home, Mary becomes ensnared in a dangerous situation among the inhabitants of the inn and surrounding village.
As Fund Development Manager for the Knox County Public Library system, Fox raises private funds to underwrite Library initiatives—including Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County and the Summer Library Club—and oversees site management and logistics for programs such as The Big Read and the Children's Festival of Reading. Fox was project director for the Knoxville Stomp Festival of Lost Music in 2016 and has helped coordinate literary events for the acclaimed Big Ears Festival. She is on the board of the Knoxville History Project and the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences Advisory Board, and has served as a grant review panelist for the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance. She loves moody British novels.