Staff Picks Book Group : September

orphanmasterssonThe next Staff Picks Book Group meeting will be on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room.

We’ll be discussing 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Here’s a bit of the description from Goodreads:

“An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.”

Copies are available now at the Circulation Desk. Please drop in for our discussion on September 10!

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2 Responses to Staff Picks Book Group : September

  1. Sarah Becker says:

    I have started reading this book. It’s fantastic! The first five pages will hook you in and never let go! I had not heard of this book before. It’s no surprise that it won the Pulitzer Prize. Come and discuss!

  2. linda says:

    I’m really enjoying it too – I can’t wait to discuss it!

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