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Second Thursday Book Club | 10-11a

advertisement for the second Thursday book club, the foreground is the book cover for The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, the background image is the side of a subway car's windows in grey, there is text that indicates the date of November 9 and time of 10 am, the Dolores library logo is at the bottom right hand corner in white

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Join us, November 9th from 10a-11a to discuss The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

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