New monthly book club launched by First Colony Branch Library
People in the Sugar Land area who enjoy reading are invited to help launch a new book club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The “Novel Expectations” book club will meet on the second Thursday of every month, beginning March 13, at 1:30 pm, in the Conference Room of the library. The first book to be discussed will be Mischa Berlinski’s debut novel, Fieldwork.
This multi-dimensional novel contains elements of the murder mystery, historical novel, psychological thriller, and even travelogue. The author writes about a fictionalized version of himself as a reporter taking a sabbatical in Thailand, where his girlfriend recently accepted a job. While there, Mischa learns about an American anthropologist who committed suicide in a Thai prison where she had been sentenced to serve 50 years for murdering a missionary. As he delves into the mysterious circumstances of the anthropologist’s crime and death, Mischa uncovers an entire conflict that has been waging between the anthropologists and the American missionaries for influence over the native tribes of northern Thailand.
The book club is free and open to the public. Join in this inaugural meeting of the Novel Expectations Book Club and help launch the new club to a great start!
For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2800.
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