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Discovery Book Club

Pablo Creek Regional Branch

2022-07-07 18:30:00 2022-07-07 19:30:00 America/New_York Discovery Book Club Discovery Book Club brings together readers looking to explore different genres! Are you ready to take a chance on something new? If so, sign up here! Pablo Creek Regional

Thursday, July 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-07 18:30:00 2022-07-07 19:30:00 America/New_York Discovery Book Club Discovery Book Club brings together readers looking to explore different genres! Are you ready to take a chance on something new? If so, sign up here! Pablo Creek Regional

Pablo Creek Regional

Conference Room

Discovery Book Club brings together readers looking to explore different genres! Are you ready to take a chance on something new? If so, sign up here!

Thursday, July 7 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Abstract: 

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, Ruta Sepetys  returns to WWII in this epic novel that  shines a light on one of the war's most devastating--yet unknown--tragedies.

World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people--adults and children alike--aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

Told in alternating points of view and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, Erik Larson's Dead Wake, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the   Wilhelm Gustloff -- the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity and love can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.

Registered seats may be forfeited five minutes after start of program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLprograms@coj.net. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors, Books, and Writing |

TAGS: | Young Adult Horror | book club | adult programs |

Pablo Creek Regional

Phone: (904) 255-2665

Hours
We're closed Sunday July 03
We're closed Monday July 04
Mon, Jun 27 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 Closed

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