Friday, March 15, 2013

Capitol Hill Book Club Meeting


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 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.


Anonymous said...

This book was up for a Pulitzer and didn't win. I can understand why - it is too contrived with no character development. Good luck choking this one down. My copy is at Browse if anyone wants a semi-used one.


Anonymous said...

Has the group discussed 50 shades of gray yet?

Tanya said...

I love talking about that book! Letme know when and where.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I couldn't get through this one either, thought I was thinking of trying again in anticipation of my Florida vacation. She does capture the mood of the place very well.

topher said...

Swamplandia has nothing on Swampoodle

Anonymous said...

Final discussion will be on April 8th at 7 at Star and Shamrock. We're all in agreement about it being sub-par. Come out and decide on the next selection.

Anonymous said...

Lol, won't be reading anything like it in this book club!

Anonymous said...

Thinking about recommending a David Eggers book for the next one to the group.