Daytime Book Discussion

Thursday, November 15th    /   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM

Contact: Betty Havrylik   (401) 333-2552, x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

This month’s book selection is Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones.

This prizewinning novel by New Zealand author Jones is an eloquent homage to the power of storytelling. Thirteen-year-old Matilda is at a loss to understand the violence that has torn apart her tropical island. Her village, caught in the cross fire of the conflict between government troops and local armed rebels, has lost its teachers. The only white man to stay behind, the eccentric Mr. Watts, married to a local woman who is generally thought to be mad, takes over the post as teacher and begins to read to the class from his favorite novel, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. (Booklist)

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk.
Location: Seminar Room

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