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DC Summer Travel Book Club

DC Summer Travel Book Club


Travel the globe this summer with a book club featuring reads set all over the world. Meet with us online once a month to discuss each month’s title. Titles will include lighthearted adventures, comedic reads, and romance within a summer or tropical setting.


July: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson ( island off Finland)

An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears, whims and yearnings for independence, and a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the island itself, with its mossy rocks, windswept firs and unpredictable seas. Full of brusque humour and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson captured much of her own experience and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of the novels she wrote for adults. This new edition sees the return of a European literary gem – fresh, authentic and deeply humane.

Place a hold on a copy here: https://dela.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the%20summer%20book

A select number of physical copies will be available for book club members. Registration is required to receive one. The book club organizer will reach out via email after registration.

This session will be held online via Zoom. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 4750 8084
Password: 769823


This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 Show more dates
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Delaware City Public Library
  Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.