Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Book Group Week!

This week I'd like to highlight our wonderful book groups. We have seven book groups that meet monthly at Little Shop of Stories, and they cover a wide enough range that you, yes you, whoever you are now reading this blog, will find one to suit your needs and tastes.

I'll start today with our book group that I think defines the kind of reading we like to encourage here at Little Shop. The Kid's and Companions book group is for young readers solidly into reading chapter books and the adult reader of their choice: parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt, guardian--somebody they can share their love of reading with.

This month, the Kids and Companions group is meeting Friday, July 18th at 7:30 PM to discuss Scott Mebus's debut novel Gods of Manhattan.

Gods of Manhattan takes on mythology and New York, but in a completely new, interesting, and different way. The gods here are the gods of history: Peter Styuvesant, Babe Ruth, Hiram Greenbaum and the native Americans who once populated what is now the Big Apple. Rory is the only one who can see their world, a world which runs parallel to ours, and only he can help the forces of good outweigh the growing power of the very bad that threatens not just New York City, but civilization as we know it.

No comments: