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FOLK Kona Book Club to Meet on Tuesday

January 22, 2016, 4:14 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:58 PM
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

On Jan. 26, the Friends of the Libraries Kona Book Club will meet on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library to discuss their January selection, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

The book club discussion will begin at 11:15 a.m. It is open to the public, free of charge, and will follow the annual FOLK meeting.

Doerr’s novel is set in Germany and France before and during the war. It focuses on the lives of two characters: Marie Laure, a blind 14-year-old French girl who flees to the countryside when her father disappears from Nazi-occupied Paris, and Werner, a gadget-obsessed German orphan whose skills admit him to a brutal branch of Hitler Youth.

The characters present examples of the way in which average people must decide daily between morality and survival.

Light refreshments will be served and a lively discussion is anticipated.

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February’s book club selection is “The Martian” by Andy Weir.

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