Welcome Busy People!!!
This book club is designed for busy people who don't have time to attend regular book club meetings. The online book club will be run through Strathmore Municipal Library Facebook Group, Busy People Book Club, and moderated by staff member Olivia.
August's book is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.
The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.
The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
The library strives to provide as many copies of our monthly book club pick for our members. If you are unable to pick up a copy in the library, you can access you book club pick several ways.