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VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

2020-10-29 18:30:00 2020-10-29 19:30:00 America/Chicago VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion on Zoom : The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom link! Virtual: Zoom

Thursday, October 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-29 18:30:00 2020-10-29 19:30:00 America/Chicago VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion on Zoom : The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom link! Virtual: Zoom

West Branch's monthly book discussion on Zoom : The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom link!

Join us for West Branch's monthly virtual book discussion group. We read a variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and meet once a month on Zoom for a thoughtful discussion. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom meeting link. Limited print copies of the book are available for Browse & Go pick-up at West Branch. This title is also available as an ebook or eaudiobook on Hoopla.

Hoopla ebook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12701142

Hoopla eaudiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11358697

Book description:

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

West Branch

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Scott Grotto

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This branch is connected to Washington Middle School and known for its creattive displays and programs for adults. Complete with three study rooms and two conference rooms.

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