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Books on Tap

PDL & the Liberty Street Brewing Co. host this monthly book club, meeting to talk books, socialize and kick back with a cold one.  Meetings take place at Liberty Street Brewery at 149 W. Liberty Street, in the heart Plymouth’s Old Village.  Copies of the book on deck are available at the library check-out desk.  Cheers!

 

Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A blind French girl and a young German soldier’s lives collide in the French coastal town of Saint-Malo during World War II.  Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

 

Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Set in the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln’s son Willie is buried, this experimental novel gives voice to the inhabitants who reside there. The ghosts of the cemetery reside in Bardo, a Tibetan Buddhist name for the transition period between death and rebirth—a purgatory for these souls to reside and converse. Reminiscent of Edgar Lee Masters “Spoon River Anthology” and Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg, Ohio.” Saunders won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for this novel.

 

Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Jojo, thirteen and navigating life in rural Mississippi, goes on a road trip with his unreliable drug addicted Mother and toddler sister to pick up his father from prison. There, he meets the ghost of a thirteen year old inmate who offers valuable lessons to Jojo. Jesmyn Ward won the 2017 National Book Award for this unforgettable novel.

 

Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Saeed and Nadia meet and fall in love in an unnamed country hurtling toward civil war. As violence in their country escalates and their romance progresses, Saeed and Nadia learn of a magical door that will whisk them away to a safer place. The two find themselves with no other choice but to step through the door together to a new and unknown future.