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Current Owl Book Group Selection

The Moor's Account book coverThe Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

Friday, February 23rd @ 10:30am

Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive.

As he journeys across America with his Spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, a healer, and a remarkable storyteller. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history—and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.

Book Club Kits

Our kits make hosting your own book club easier than ever. Each kit includes 8-10 copies of a book, background information about the author, sample discussion questions and more!  Kits are available for loan throughout the county, and have a six week checkout period.

Place holds on Cedar Mill’s kits in the library catalog.

Find all kits available countywide in the library catalog.

Owl Book Group Schedule 2017-2018

Our library book club typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Newcomers welcome!

July 28, 2017 – Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

August 25, 2017 – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

September 29, 2017 – Class Matters (introduction by Bill Keller)

October 27, 2017 – Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

November 17, 2017 – John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire by Kim Heacox

December 15, 2017 – The Sellout by Paul Beatty

January 26, 2018 – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

February 23, 2018 – The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

March 30, 2018 – Swing Time by Zadie Smith

April 27, 2018 – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 25, 2018 – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

June 29, 2018 – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Past Owl Book Group Selections