Adult Book Discussion

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
3338 Van Buren street
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Adult Book Discussion Group!  Teens and adults are welcome to join.  Call the library to reserve your copy of each month’s title.  The Group will meet from 7-8 or 8:30 pm in the lower level of the library.  Discussion will be led by Leah Behrens Hamstra with help from Melissa Huisman.

Thursday, November 20 – Book title:  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. 

Thursday, December 17:  - Book title:  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.


Synopis: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store.

Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.