A three month book discussion series on America the Violent premiers here on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 4:30 pm with a discussion of Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks. Created by the Quechee Library with scholar Suzanne Brown, this series starts with a long, historical novel that reveals the life of the abolitionist, terrorist and martyr, John Brown, as narrated by his son Owen. The complex portrait of a nineteenth-century rural American family as well as of the iconic figure will lead to a many-faceted discussion. The series continues on Sept. 21 with The Rope and Oct. 19 with Ox-Bow Incident. Join for one or all sessions; books available for borrowing.