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Monday Morning Book Club: “When Women Were Dragons” by Kelly Barnhill

Monday, November 21 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

For the month November, the group will be reading and discussing “When Women Were Dragons” by Kelly Barnhill. See summary below. To be connected with the group’s coordinator, email jsagaser@librarycamden.org. New members are always welcome! The Monday Morning Book Club meets in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library on 3rd Mondays at 10:00 am. In January 2023, the book club will switch to the 4th Monday, also at 10:00 am.

Summary: Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours. But this version of 1950’s America is characterized by a significant event: The Mass Dragoning of 1955, when hundreds of thousands of ordinary wives and mothers sprouted wings, scales and talons, left a trail of fiery destruction in their path, and took to the skies. It’s taboo to speak of. Forced into silence, Alex nevertheless must face the consequences of this disturbing event: a mother more protective than ever; a father growing increasingly distant; the upsetting insistence that her aunt never even existed; and helping to raise a beloved younger girl obsessed with dragons far beyond propriety.

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