Come check out the Pike and chat about the latest great books.

Newcomers are always welcome! This bookclub meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month.

December book selection: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich

"North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence - but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition - the sweat lodge - for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them."

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We are reading:

Date:
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Drew Room
Library:
Columbia Pike Library
Audience:
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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