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Book Club - The Short Book Book Club

Monday, June 27 - 11:00 AM


Interested in a book club but don't want (or can't) commit to a huge book? The Short Book Book Club is here for you! Our book club picks are around 250 pages, so you can read with ease.

 

Can't make it in person? Ask the staff at North Branch how to join the Short Book Book Club's e-maii list so your thoughts about the title can be shared in your absence!  

 

June 27| Earthlings by Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit into her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut who has explained to her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. Each summer, Natsuki counts down the days until her family drives into the mountains of Nagano to visit her grandparents in their wooden house in the forest, a place that couldn't be more different from her grey commuter town. One summer, her cousin Yuu confides to Natsuki that he is an extraterrestrial and that every night he searches the sky for the spaceship that might take him back to his home planet. Natsuki wonders if she might be an alien too. Back in her city home, Natsuki is scolded or ignored and even preyed upon by a young teacher at her cram school. As she grows up in a hostile, violent world, she consoles herself with memories of her time with Yuu and discovers a surprisingly potent inner power. Natsuki seems forced to fit into a society she deems a "baby factory," but even as a married woman she wonders if there is more to this world than the mundane reality everyone else seems to accept. The answers are out there, and Natsuki has the power to find them. Dreamlike, sometimes shocking, and always strange and wonderful, Earthlings asks what it means to be happy in a stifling world, and cements Sayaka Murata's status as a master chronicler of the outsider experience and our own uncanny universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

Will the book be available for me to borrow?
Yes! 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 checking out our blog, where librarians highlight other favorites from bestselling authors. 



Location

189 25th St NW
Canton, OH 44709
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Club

Organization

Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Monday, June 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact

Name:
North Branch
Phone:
(330) 456-4356
Email:
north@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/6375065