Books & Brews at Foundation Brewing Company

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Heard the news? We've partnered with Foundation Brewing for their first-ever Brewery Book Club! Each book that's picked will be paired with one of their beers for a discussion happening every 2nd Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 14th at 6 PM. Foundation will be discussing FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters.


“Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review  

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.
One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

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Fingersmith By Sarah Waters Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781573229722
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2002

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Portland, ME 04103