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Thursday Night Book Club In-Person / Online

Join the Library's longest running book club on the 2nd Thursday of every month to discuss a new book! This month, we are reading Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Copies are available at the Downtown Information Desk.

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…

With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?

We will meet in person in the Downtown Library Community Room and simultaneously on Zoom.


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Date:
Thursday, September 12, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Location:
Downtown Library Community Room (Capacity 41)
Library:
Downtown Library
Online:
This is an online event.
Event URL:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86113105232
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Book Discussions and Author Talks  

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Reference Desk (Downtown)

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