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Adults who Read YA: Jackaby

  • Hooray for Books! 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)

Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to explore the dynamic storytelling of young adult fiction. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Ellen Klein for more information and to join.

This month we are reading Jackaby, by William Ritter, a compelling, witty novel with touches of the macabre and the otherworldy. For fans of fantasy, mythology, and classic detective stories. 


A serial killer is on the loose in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892. Abigail Rook, a newly hired assistant, helps R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby--who has the ability to see supernatural beings--is convinced that the foul deeds are the work of a supernatural creature.

Earlier Event: September 26
Meet the Author: Booki Vivat
Later Event: September 29
Meet the Author: Alan Gratz