Library Book Club – July 6

The Library Book Club meets on the first Saturday of the month, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room.

The selection for July 2019 is Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres. Discussion led by Tim Garvey.

In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It’s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn’t Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment. –Amazon.com

All are welcome!

 

Upcoming Selections:

August 2019 — Planning meeting for 2019-2020 Book Club.

September 2019 — Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. Presented by Caroline Evans.

October 2019 — The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy. Presented by Mabel Risch.

 

For more information about the Book Club, call Tiffany McNeil at 970/964-2573.