Come and join us for the library’s Evening Book Club! The evening book club meets on the second Thursday of every month.
When: Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm in the Spruth Room
What we will be discussing:
Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century–1951–in the middle of the United States–Des Moines, Iowa–in the middle of the largest generation in American history–the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck, vanquishing evildoers–in his head–as “The Thunderbolt Kid.” Using his fantasy-life persona as a springboard, Bryson re-creates the life of his family in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality–a life at once familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy.–From Publisher Description.
We hope you will come and join us!