Evening Book Group
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Evening Book Group
WhereBeacon Hill Branch
Room LocationFriends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "While the City Slept" by Eli Sanders.
Book DescriptionA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder--and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country--as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness.
View in Catalog"While the City Slept" by Eli Sanders
Next Month's Title“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Stevenson, Bryan
NotesThis group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30.p.m.
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.
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Contact Phone206-684-4711
Contact InfoBeacon Hill 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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