OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR May 2019 | "Finding True North" by Fran Yardley

05/07/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Lake Placid, NY 12946

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OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR May 2019 | "Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks" by Fran Yardley

On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat! Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, at 7:00 pm the author, Fran Yardley, will join us IN PERSON to discuss and answer questions about her book "Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks". Our book club is open to the public. Pick up your copy today at The Bookstore Plus.


An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks. In 1968 Fran and Jay Yardley, a young couple with pioneering spirit, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long-abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its one thousand acres and thirty-seven buildings. The Saranac Lake–area property had been in Jay’s family for generations, and his dream was to restore this summer resort to support himself and, eventually, a growing family. Fran chronicles their journey and, along the way, unearths the history of those who came before, from the 1800s to the present. Offering an evocative glimpse into the past, Finding True North traces the challenges and transformations of one of the world’s most beautiful, least-celebrated places and the people who were tirelessly devoted to it.

About the Author

Fran Yardley is a writer, actor, and nationally known storyteller and workshop leader. With her late husband, she renovated and managed the Bartlett Carry Club for sixteen years. In 1999 she cofounded Creative Healing Connections, a nonprofit organization offering retreats for women veterans and women with cancer and chronic illness. Originally from Buffalo, she is rooted into the shores of Middle Saranac Lake, where she lives with her actor/photographer husband, Burdette Parks, and her dog, Merlin.

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ISBN: 9781438470528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - July 2018