Speculative Fiction Book Group: “My Volcano”

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in October. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

The Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet via Zoom Wed. Oct. 26 at 5:15 p.m. to discuss John Elizabeth Stintzi’s “My Volcano.” On June 2, 2016, a protrusion of rock is spotted by a jogger growing from the Central Park Reservoir. Three weeks later, when it finally stops growing, it’s nearly two-and-a-half miles tall, and has been determined to be an active volcano. As the volcano grows and then looms over New York, an eight-year-old boy in Mexico City finds himself transported 500 years into the past; a scholar in Tokyo studies a folktale about a woman who descends a mountain and destroys a village; a writer in Jersey City struggles to write a sci-fi novel; a nurse tends to refugees in Greece while grappling with the trauma of living through the bombing of a hospital; a nomadic farmer in Mongolia is stung by a bee, magically transforming him into a creature that aspires to connect every living thing into its consciousness

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

Decorah Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Spec Fiction Book Group

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Oct 26 2022


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