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Carnelian Coffee Book Group

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Presented by Pikes Peak Library District at Carnelian Coffee Co., Colorado Springs CO

Jun 02
Carnelian Coffee Book Group

Meet at Carnelian Coffee on the first Sunday of each month to discuss the month’s book club selection, Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.

Meet at Carnelian Coffee on the first Sunday of each month to discuss the month’s book club selection, Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.

More on the book:

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself—shadowed and luminous at once—we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel.

In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.

They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel.

But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings’ mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing?

A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know and understand in that time, and it is this journey—through facts, recollection, and imagination—that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time. (From the publisher.)

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Carnelian Coffee Co.

2428 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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