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Monroe Branch Library - Book Discussion

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8/21/2013 at 1:30 PM to 8/21/2013 at 2:30 PM

Description:

Try something new... join our adult level Book Club!  This month we will be discussing the book, "Swamplandia" by Karen Russell.

Summary
From the celebrated twenty-nine-year-old author of the everywhere-heralded short-story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (“How I wish these were my own words, instead of the breakneck demon writer Karen Russell’s . . . Run for your life. This girl is on fire”—Los Angeles Times Book Review) comes a blazingly original debut novel that takes us back to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine.

Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Karen Russell has written an utterly singular novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction. 
Location: Monroe Branch Library
809 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: (585) 428-8202

Cost:

Free
Disabled or
Hearing Impaired
Accessibility:
This library is handicapped accessible.
To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.

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