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Book Club

Monday, January 10 - 4:00 PM


Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

Masks required.

January 10| Hell of a book: or the altogether factual, wholly bona fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-made mad kid by Jason Mott

In Jason Mott's Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott's novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. As these characters' stories build and build and converge, they astonish. For while this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it's also about the nation's reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America. Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind? Unforgettably told, with characters who burn into your mind and an electrifying plot ideal for book club discussion, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists it truly becomes its title.

 



FAQs

Will the book be available for me to borrow?

Yes, titles are reserved for anyone interested in participating in the Book Club. Just stop in to your local branch or call 330.452.0665 to reserve your copy. 

Where can I find books by my favorite author, explore similar authors, or find the next book in the series I'm reading?

You can get recommendations from your librarian by filling out this form for your next read. You may also want to check out our blog, where librarians highlight other favorites from bestselling authors. 

 

 

 



Location

216 Hartford Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
Event Type
Club
Senior Citizen

Organization

Stark Library

Date / Time

Monday, January 10, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Stark Library
Phone:
(330) 452-9014
Email:
dehoff@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/5729225