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October Book Club

October's book for the Adult Learner Book Club is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. ‘What place would be better for us than this?’ she asks, of the neat, secluded realm she shares with her uncle and with her beloved older sister, Constance. ‘Who wants us, outside? The world is full of terrible people.’” (GoodReads)

September Adult Learner Book Club Book

September is coming up fast, and the book selected for Book Club this month is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 

From the library websiteBudding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. 

April Adult Learner Book Club

 
The April book club selection is: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.
 
“It's Gilly Hopkins vs. the world! And so far, Gilly seems to be winning. But what she doesn't realize is that every time she wings, she really loses, until she discovers a love as formidable as any enemy she's ever known.” ~Goodreads.com
 
We will meet at the usual time, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office, 2901 S. Harvard Ave., on Monday, April 28th.
 

March Adult Learner Book Club Selection

The March book club selection is Call Me Francis Tucket. This second book in a popular series by Gary Paulsen (a favorite author of Literacy book club!) is another action-packed Western  with galloping horses and one friendly old mule. There are also shooting rifles, heroes, scoundrels, some lost children,  (maybe a few wolves here and there) and prairie ethics.  Gary Paulsen is a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

Get your book now for January Book Club

The book for January is The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls-Wilder.

“The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done. They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it's too late. “(Source: Goodreads)