This Month’s Book Club Selection

Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict


Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.  – from the publisher

Join us for our next book club meeting on June 19 at 7:00 pm in the Library Board Room. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.


The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! We meet to discuss various books each third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the library and will be available for pick up four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Corvallis Library 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Questions? Contact us at the 2nd floor Reference desk. Phone: 541-766-6793; email:

Already in a book club? You can check out sets of books from previous CBCPL book club meetings. The bags contain 8-12 copies of a book club title, and can be checked out for 2 months.

2019 Book Club Schedule

All meetings are at 7:00pm in the Library Board Room.

Jan. 16 Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Feb. 20 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Mar. 20 Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
April 17 Piano Tide by Kathleen Dean Moore
May 15 A Murder in My Hometown by Rebecca Morris
June 19 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
July 17 City of Thieves by David Benioff
Aug. 21 The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller
Sept. 18 Tornado Weather by Deborah Elaine Kennedy
Oct. 16 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Nov. 20 The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson