‘The Stratford Devil’ to be discussed

The novel The Stratford Devil will be the topic of conversation at the next meeting of the Shelton Reading Circle in August.

The story was written by Claude Clayton Smith, a Stratford native, who sets the story in the early 1600s in Stratford. A young girl wanders outside this Puritan settlement, discovers an odd formation of shells, and survives a wolf attack. This fictionalized account of the efforts to rid a community of marauding wolves leads to dire consequences.

The Shelton Reading Circle is a book discussion group that focuses on fiction with historical themes. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntington Branch Library, 41 Church Street.

Copies of this book can be obtained from the hold shelf at the Plumb Memorial Library by calling 203-924-1580 or online at www.sheltonlibrarysystem.org/. Participation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ellen Kolesk at 203-925-1803.