SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Two book groups for adults are scheduled to hold their monthly sessions in the coming weeks at the Scarsdale Public Library.
The recently formed adult book club that discusses books with this year's theme of “Words Around the World.” will meet on Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m., and again on Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m.
Led by Wendy Archer, the library’s Adult Services Manager, the group will discuss “The Shadow of the Crescent Moon” by Fatima Bhutto. Bhutto’s acclaimed debut novel chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire. Set during one morning in a small Pakistani town during the American invasion of Afghanistan, the novel unfolds as a couple are kidnapped by the Taliban. Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances as individuals are pushed to make terrible choices with one surprising woman at the center of it all.
Not Your Kids Book Club for Adults, the group for those interested in what young adults are reading, will discuss “The Alex Crow” by Andrew Smith on Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. Smith chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, W. Va., Ariel's story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.
To register for either group and reserve a copy of the book go to the library website or call the Reference Desk at 914-722-1302.
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