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Book Discussion Group

Please join our next discussion on Thursday, May 4, 2023

For the May meeting of the book discussion group on Thursday, May 4, from 7-8 PM at the Tenney Memorial Library, we will be reading “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers.  

As reviewed on Goodreads, “With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel.  At its heart lies the question:  How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?” Order a copy of the book through interlibrary loan from the library and join us in May for an interesting discussion. 

"Bewilderment is a big book about what matters most.…a brilliant, engrossing, and ultimately heartbreaking book."
― David Laskin, Seattle Times

"[P]oignant…Bewilderment is a cri de coeur.…this is a hauntingly intimate story set within the privacy of one family trapped in the penumbra of mourning."
― Ron Charles, Washington Post

"You could think of it as ‘The Innerstory’: It is about how and whether we see the world we inhabit.... It is enchanting, and it is devastating."
― Ezra Klein, The Ezra Klein Show

"Immersive and astonishing.…Powers captures the tragedy of a species that could, but perhaps won’t, become a lasting part of a cosmic menagerie. But in this absorbing and effortlessly readable tale he seems to have also found uplifting poetry in our despair."
― Caleb Scharf, Nautilus

"A moving depiction of filial love, as father and son confront a world of ‘invisible suffering on unimaginable scales."
― The New Yorker

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We look forward to having you join us!


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