The Adult Book Club will meet on January 9 at 5:30 pm to discuss Matthew Lysiak’s Newtown: An American Tragedy. Copies of the book may be checked out at the front desk.
Chronicling the horrific events of December 14, 2012, this first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook shootings sheds new light on the unstable killer and shows how this American tragedy became a lightening rod for political agendas.
We remember the numbers: twenty children and six adults, murdered in a place of nurture and trust. We remember the names: teachers like Victoria Soto, who lost her life protecting her students. A shooter named Adam Lanza. And we remember the questions: outraged conjecture instantly monopolized the worldwide response to the tragedy- while the truth went missing.
Here is the definitive journalistic account of Newtown, an essential examination of the facts- not only of that horrific day but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage. Drawn from previously undisclosed emails, police reports, and in-depth interviews, Newtown: An American Tragedy breaks through the miasma of misinformation to present the comprehensive story that must be told if we are to prevent another American tragedy in the days to come.