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The Light in the Ruins

November 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch


For the month of November the Brown Bag Book Club will be reading “The Light in the Ruins” by Chris Bohjalian.  As World War II rages, the Rosati family lives quietly in their ancient Tuscan village.  Their solitude is broken when two Axis soldiers request to see the ancient family burial ground, followed by a takeover of their property by Nazi soldiers.  Fast forward ten years, the war is over, and a serial killer begins to target surviving family members.  Critics describe this book as very intense, with beautiful prose and well-rendered characters.  Join us at lunchtime on Tuesday, November 25th, at 12:15 to discuss this suspenseful page turner and perhaps answer the novel’s main question, “Did they have a choice?”  Don’t forget to bring your lunch! For any questions please contact Information Department at 624-6550 ext. 320.

See you at the book discussion!

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