Sundial Book Club For February: "Swamplandia!"
Welcome to the Sundial Book Club! We created this online community to read, share and discuss books and characters that are unique to South Florida.
Here's how our club works:
On the first Tuesday of each month, we announce the book we're reading. We then continue the discussion throughout the month on our Facebook group as we read the book.
The third week of the month, we'll interview the author (or experts familiar with the book). And shortly after, we'll have a conversation where we talk with panelists (this could be you!) about what we read and what else we're reading.
WLRN and WLRN Sundial are not endorsing or financially supporting any of these books, publishers or authors. This group is meant to foster insightful conversations and provide a place to explore topics related to the literature we're reading.
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This Month’s Sundial Book Club Title: “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell
Here's a summary:
“Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness.
As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.”
This book is available in local libraries and online.
Our Past Book Club Conversations:
January 2021: Susan Orlean Revisits 'The Orchid Thief' 20 Years Later
September 2020: Resilience In the Eye Of The Storm In 'Last Train to Key West'