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Current Owl Book Group Selection

Tsar of Love and Techno book coverThe Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Friday, July 27th @ 10:30am

This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

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 2018-2019

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

July 27, 2018 – The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

August 31, 2018 – Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild

September 28, 2018 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

October 26, 2018 – The Past by Tessa Hadley

November 23, 2018 – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

December 14, 2018 – Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

January 25, 2019 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

February 22, 2019 – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

March 29, 2019 – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

April 26, 2019 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

May 31, 2019 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

June 28, 2019 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Past Owl Book Group Selections