The Big Read Book Club: "The Bear" (Virtual Session)

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Registration for this event will close on August 13, 2022 @ 11:00am.

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Join us for our new Big Read Book Club! Each month, we'll read one of the 12 novels & memoirs the National Endowment for the Arts features as its annual "Big Read" selections. We will meet at 10 am every fourth Saturday to discuss the book; patrons have the option of attending virtually or in person. Coffee and refreshments will be served!

Our selection for August 2022 will be the short novel The Bear by Andrew Krivak, a gorgeous fable of Earth’s last two human inhabitants, and a girl’s journey home. In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen. A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion.

Copies of the novel will be available at the library's Circulation Desk. Please sign up below to participate in this month's discussion! 


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