February Book

posted Feb 11, 2015, 2:57 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 2:57 PM ]
Our next book club meeting is on Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. We'll be discussing Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  Dana will be a snack and suggestions.

March's book is The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.  From Booklist:  When readers meet Father Emilio Sandoz, he's a wreck, inside and out. His hands are maimed, his body bruised; he suffers from scurvy, anemia, and spiritual devastation. The year is 2059. Although Jesuit missionaries thrive on suffering, something particularly dire has happened to this skilled linguist. Four decades earlier, he proposed an expedition to discover the sentient beings whose strange yet beautiful music had been detected by radio telescope. As the only survivor of this spiritual odyssey to Alpha Centauri (the star system four light years from Earth), Sandoz was found dazed and filled with terror by rescuers who inferred that he had resorted to prostitution to stay alive. Returned to the Jesuit Order, Sandoz is forced to face truths about the godless alien societies on the planet Rakhat that he and his colleagues grew to know, love, and perish at the claws of. Miscommunications, misplaced trust, and tiny mistakes led to their downfall. The dense prose in this complex tale may at first seem off-putting, but hang on for the ride; it's riveting!

Read on, Amanda
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