Explore "A Universe of Stories" (our Summer Reading Theme) this summer with The Martian by Andy Weir which was nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read and which inspired the popular film starring Matt Damon. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure to be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. He's got humor, ingenuity--some really bad music--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
The Hooksett Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month on the upper level of the library. We're always happy to welcome new members! Please note: Due to size restrictions, this group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please call the library at 603-485-6092 for additional information.