This month we'll be reading The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson decides his life isn't over. Sneaking out of his nursing home, he sets off on a journey that will grow to include a drug-dealing motorcycle gang, a lunch cart, an elephant, and a reluctant police detective. None of this is unusual to Allan. His century as an explosives expert included meeting Franco and Stalin, surviving a gulag and a North Korean prison, and walking from China to Sweden, setting off plenty of demolitions along the way.
We'll also start distributing copies of December's book, All The Time in the World.
Turning Pages is a librarian-led exploration of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world. This wide-ranging group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion aimed at engaging readers with the book and with each other. Williamsburg Regional Library will provide copies. If you can't find a copy of this month's book on the shelves, check with the Adult Services reference desk.
Questions? Call us at 757.259.4050.