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TCCL Book Groups

To find a TCCL book discussion near you hover over the Classes and Events tab on our home page, then click on Online Event Guide. At the top of the page where it says 'Filter by' select the following options in each category:

  • Location: Select a specific branch or choose 'Any' to include all libraries
  • Audience: Adults
  • Event type: Book review or discussion

This Week's Pick for Book Clubs

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

/* Starred Review */ North follows up her brilliant The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014) and Touch (2015) with the equally spellbinding story of a young woman with a devastating affliction. When she was 16, Hope Arden began to notice that people were forgetting her; her friends suddenly behaved as though they didn’t know who she was, and her parents seemed surprised when she came home, as though they weren’t aware they had a daughter. Soon the truth became apparent: the world was forgetting Hope. Hope turns to a life of crime—thievery, after all, is a natural career path for someone who is almost immediately forgotten by everyone she comes into contact with—until the death of another woman shows Hope that there may be a way to cure herself and become ordinary again. Like Harry August and Touch, this is a very risky novel, with a premise that could easily be dismissed by readers as ludicrous, if it weren’t for the author’s ability to make us believe. Beautifully written, with a protagonist who is both tragic and heroic, the novel is remarkably powerful and deeply memorable, the latest in a string of terrific books from this newly emerged star in the genre-blending universe. (Booklist)

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