Let's talk about books at Glencarlyn Library!

Join us at the Library for a book discussion on The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

Glencarlyn Book Besties is a monthly book club at Glencarlyn Library, held on the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided.

Registration Required.  

A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Glencarlyn Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting.  Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies. 

For more information, please call 703-228-6548.

Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Library:
Glencarlyn Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library
Registrations open at 6:45pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

About the Book:

A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place-and realizing that family is yours.

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  • Phone: 703-228-5993
  • Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us