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Sioux Lookout Book Club - May 2017 Meeting


Community Media Room

The May meeting of the Sioux Lookout Book Club will be on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Media Room of the Library.  The book for discussion will be A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra 

All members of the public are welcome. Please contact Nicole Rogers to sign up for the book club: 737-3660 x 4402 / info@slpl.on.ca.

LONGLISTED 2015  – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 

A novel of unflinching honesty, gutting humanity, haunting detail, and beautiful, raw hope dangling like a bare bright light in a basement. 

A haunting novel set in a nearly abandoned hospital in war-torn Chechnya that is both intimate and ambitious in scope. Eight-year-old Havaa, Akhmed, the neighbour who rescues her after her father's disappearance, and Sonia, the doctor who shelters her over 5 dramatic days in December 2004, must all reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal and forgiveness which unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate. 

In his bold debut, Anthony Marra proves that sometimes fiction can tell us the truth of the world far better, and far more powerfully, than any news story. You will not forget the world he creates--A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and its characters will haunt you long after you turn the final page.