Rather Be Reading Book Club
at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library!

Rather Be Reading meets every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. If you are interested in joining Rather Be Reading, contact the Reference Department at 252-638-7807 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton

Tuesday, December 21 @ 2 p.m.

She has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt–which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She’s Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who, at seventy-eight, might be slowing down just a bit. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering pound cake.

Registration is required. Masks are recommended but not required. If you are interested in joining Rather Be Reading, contact the New Bern Reference Department at 252-638-7807 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..