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Book TALK (Talking About Literature in Kansas)
February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
– a Humanities Kansas program
Book TALK – Talking About Literature in Kansas is a grant-funded program sponsored by Humanities Kansas, a non-profit that “pioneer[s] programming, grants and partnerships that share stories to spark conversations.”
We continue reading our series of award winning books. This month we will be reading a whodunit that won multiple awards and was proclaimed the best novel of the 1999 by Esquire magazine, Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent’s Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna’s limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal.
Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. Our discussion leader will be Sara Tucker.
Copies of the book are available now at the library.
You can participate in our book discussion in-person or online with Zoom. If you choose to come to library that evening, we will all be wearing masks and remain socially distanced.
Registration is required for both in person and online participation. Please register online below, call the library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.