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This month we'll be able to have a "together read" and all read the same book! Virgil Wander by Leif Enger is available for us to all to check out at the same time right now. Read on your tablet or eReader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.), computer, or smartphone. If you need help getting started with eBooks on the Libby app or with Overdrive on your computer, click here. As always, if you have questions feel free to contact a library staff member via our Live Chat "Ask a Librarian" button at the bottom of the page. Book description:
Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals—from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.
With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a "formidably gifted" (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller.
The Hooksett Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month on the upper level of the library (we're only online for now!). We're always happy to welcome new members! Please note: Our online group is open to GMILCS consortium cardholders. Due to size restrictions, our in-the-library building group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact us through our Live Chat Service, email us at HPL general email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Martha <email@example.com> for additional information.