The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. May 15 in the library meeting room.

The month’s selection is: "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson. 

On May 7, 1915, the passenger steamer Lusitania sank after encountering a German submarine just off the coast of Ireland. The Lusitania was traveling from New York City to Liverpool with an international passenger list that included many women and children.

In 18 minutes, the lives of about 1,200 people were lost as Germany’s new policy of unrestricted warfare allowed Walther Schwieger to fire a torpedo at the ship. Larson brings intimate details full of glamour and drama to life in this novel, while exploring contributing factors such as fog and a second explosion.

Patrons may sign up for the Book Discussion Club at the Reference desk, where copies of the book are available.