CANCELED - (Not So) Young Adult Book Club Meeting
Sunday, November 1211:00 AM—12:00 PMSudolnik Conference RoomLunenburg Public Library1023 Massachusets Ave., Lunenburg, MA, 01462
The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club is for those adults who love reading YA books (you know who you are) but teens are totally welcome to join us too! This is a hybrid book club, so you can join us virtually over Zoom if you can't make it to the library to meet in person!
At this meeting, we'll be discussing the short story collection, Manmade Monsters (published in 2022) by Andrea L. Rogers copies will be available in October to check out at the library. If you're interested in YA books and participating in this book club, please come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book! We are open to interested readers of all genres of YA! Hope to see you there!
If you plan on attending in person, registration is suggested. Registration is required if you plan on participating virtually to receive the Zoom meeting information. *Please note that the main library will not be open during the book club meeting*
Tsalagi should never have to live on human blood, but sometimes things just happen to sixteen-year-old girls.
Making her YA debut, Cherokee writer Andrea L. Rogers takes her place as one of the most striking voices of the horror renaissance that has swept the last decade.
Horror fans will get their thrills in this collection – from werewolves to vampires to zombies – all the time-worn horror baddies are there. But so are predators of a distinctly American variety – the horrors of empire, of intimate partner violence, of dispossession. And so too the monsters of Rogers’ imagination, that draw upon long-told Cherokee stories – of Deer Woman, fantastical sea creatures, and more.
Following one extended Cherokee family across the centuries, from the tribe’s homelands in Georgia in the 1830s to World War I, the Vietnam War, our own present, and well into the future, each story delivers a slice of a particular time period that will leave readers longing for more.
Alongside each story, Cherokee artist and language technologist Jeff Edwards delivers haunting illustrations that incorporate Cherokee syllabary.
But don’t just take it from us – award-winning writer of The Only Good Indians and Mongrels Stephen Graham Jones says that "Andrea Rogers writes like the house is on fire and her words are the only thing that can put it out."
Man Made Monsters is a masterful, heartfelt, haunting collection ripe for crossover appeal – just don’t blame us if you start hearing things that go bump in the night.