Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Book Group
WhereMagnolia Branch
Room LocationJim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month's title is "When We Were Orphans" by Kazuo Ishiguro
Book DescriptionFrom the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination.

Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.

Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, "When We Were Orphans" offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one's past.
View in Catalog"When We Were Orphans" by Kazuo Ishiguro
Next Month's Title"Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan
NotesThis group meets the This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 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 Phone206-386-4225
Contact InfoMagnolia 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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