July Book

posted Jul 11, 2016, 6:34 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 6:34 PM ]
Our next book club meeting is Monday, July 11, at 7:30pm. We'll be discussing  The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.  Vanessa will bring book suggestions and a snack. 

I will not be here for this meeting, sniffle, so you'll have to grab your own ballot sheets, pencils, and calendar. :)  

August's book is Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.  TVCL owns one copy, I've requested several copies through interlibrary loan, and there is an audio version on the Alaska Digital Library.

Here's a description of Special Topics From Publishers Weekly, "
Pessl's showy (often too showy) debut novel, littered as it is with literary references and obscure citations, would seem to make an unlikely candidate for a successful audiobook. Yet actor and singer Emily Janice Card (a North Carolina native like the author) has a ball with Pessl's knotty, digressive prose, eating up Pessl's array of voices, impressions and asides like an ice-cream sundae. Card reads as if she is composing the book as she goes along, with a palpable sense of enjoyment present in almost every line reading. Her girlish voice, immature but knowing, is the perfect sound for Pessl's protagonist and narrator Blue van Meer, wise beyond her years even as she stumbles through a disastrous final year of high school. Card brings out the best in Pessl's novel and papers over its weak spots as ably as she can."

Read on!  Amanda