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The Library Book Club's March Selection: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver


Jan 15, 2024

 Join us Monday, March 11 at 5:30 pm  for a thoughtful discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, "Demon Copperhead" by the acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver. Immerse yourself in the captivating world woven by Kingsolver's eloquent prose and rich characters. This compelling novel delves into the complexities of human relationships, social issues, and the intricate tapestry of Southern life. Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenage single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’  David Copperfield , Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind. Come check out a copy today, then join us on March 11th to discuss with local book-lovers. No registration is required.

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