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Star Line Books’s Book Club: Rabbit Cake

July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our staff reads widely and so this book club will reflect the eclectic tastes of our shop. We’ll bounce between new releases and backlist favorites, hard cover and trade paper and will gladly take suggestions.

When: July 25th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Where: Star Line Books
Who: All Welcome
What: Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Our first book club selection will be the debut novel by Annie Hartnett, Rabbit Cake

About the book:

Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know—like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother’s silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother’s death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.

What folks are saying:

“A brilliant book about a child grieving the loss of a mother.This is the moving and often funny story of a family trying to figure out what to do next now that their touchstone is gone. The narrator’s voice is a stunning combination of youthful and astute” Kirkus Review



July 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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