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Book Club has Good Omens in September

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Satire, parody, Armageddon, and British humor abound

Join the Book Club on Thursday, September 8, from 6-8 p.m. for a discussion of Good Omensby Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

The birth of the Antichrist in a London hospital begins the countdown to Armageddon. As the forces of both Heaven and Hell anticipate the coming battle to decide the world’s fate, a desperate few–including an angel with a taste for rare books, a demon in mirrorshades, the descendant of the world’s most accurate prophetess, a part-time witchfinder, four young children, and a dog–race against time to prevent it.

Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise, this collaboration between comics writer Gaiman and Discworld series author Pratchett fuses fantasy and comedy into an untrammeled romp through the latter days.

New members are welcome! For more information about the book club, contact the library at 503-682-2744 or by email at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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Book Club: Good Omens
Thursday, September 8
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room
Free

Book Club discusses “Little Bee” next Thursday, March 10

"Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

"Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Join us Thursday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m. for a discussion of Chris Cleave’s Little Bee.

The New York Times had this to say about it:

“While the pretext of “Little Bee” initially seems contrived — two strangers, a British woman and a Nigerian girl, meet on a lonely African beach and become inextricably bound through the horror imprinted on their encounter — its impact is hardly shallow. Rather than focusing on postcolonial guilt or African angst, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers’ conceptions of civility, of ethical choice.”

Discuss this book with fellow Wilsonville readers. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk – just ask. New members are always welcome!

For more information, visit the Book Club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/

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Book Club – Little Bee
Thursday, March 10
6-8 p.m.
Rose Room
Free

Book Club searches for the Moonstone

"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

Join in the search!

On Thursday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. the Book Club will discuss Wilkie Collin’s mystery novel The Moonstone. Hailed as “the first and greatest of English detective novels” by T.S. Eliot and “probably the very finest detective story ever written” by Dorothy L. Sayers,  The Moonstone  is a masterpiece of suspense.

A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem and nothing can be taken for granted.

Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist–each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.

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Book Club – The Moonstone
Thursday, August 12
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room
Free – New members welcome!