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Evening Book Group
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Evening Book Group
WhereSouthwest Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Mink River" by Brian Doyle.
Book DescriptionStories that sing in many voices, "braided and woven.leading one to another," shape Doyle's debut novel. Worried Man and Cedar are the entire Department of Public Works for Neawanaka, a small Oregon coastal town at the mouth of the Mink River. Beyond fixing potholes, they make the Oral History Project their mission. Worried Man tapes Native American stories from his Salish ancestors for Daniel, his 12-year-old grandson. Owen Cooney, Daniel's father, runs the Auto & Other Repair and has his own stories about his Irish ancestors, as do the O Donnells, led by fiery Red Hugh, eking out a living as a farmer. Other stories flow from Daniel's mother, No Horses, a sculptress who cannot find wood with the right spirit; the town doctor, who offers solace to broken bodies; and Michael, the opera-loving cop who feels burdened by what he sees every day. VERDICT Award-winning essayist Doyle writes with an inventive and seductive style that echoes that of ancient storytellers. This lyrical mix of natural history, poetry, and Salish and Celtic lore offers crime, heartaches, celebrations, healing, and death.
View in Catalog"Mink River" by Brian Doyle
Next Month's Title"Surveillance" by Jonathan Raban
NotesThis group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Contact Phone206-684-7455
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Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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