Another announcement from the co-ed Capitol Hill Book Club:
Our next book will be Swamplandia! by Karen Russell and we will meet for a half-way discussion on Monday, March 18th at 7pm at
Cafe 8 on Capitol Hill: 424 8th St SE
Washington,DC. (202) 547-1555
The final discussion will be in April TBD. Email email@example.com for updates and questions.
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.