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Book Discussions at HKDPL

We have two book discussions that meet on the 4th Thursday of each month:

Seniors 1:30 pm

Evening 7:00 pm

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This guide was created to share some of the books that the Senior Book Discussion Group has read over the years. The group began as part of a grant project in 1995 and is still going strong 18 years later, with 6 of the founding members still attending.

 

What we are reading this month

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson; Rod Bradbury (Translator)
Call Number: Jonasson
ISBN: 9781401324643
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

 

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Garnerville, NY 10923                                                                      Haverstraw, NY 10927

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