Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Bookclub on the Blog - April Selection
This month's book was Dewey the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter.
The Story begins on a bitterly cold morning at the library in Spencer, Iowa. The staff notice strange noises coming from the bookdrop. When they open the box, they find a tiny, emaciated ginger kitten that soon becomes the library mascot. The author narrates her experiences as library director, the life of Dewey, and the history and background of her hometown.
The Library Bookclub gives it a thumbs up for an enjoyable, light read. The consensus was that this is a gentle, nostalgic look at life in a small town library.
The book was a best-seller and spawned a series of children's books (Dewey: There's A Cat in the Library, Dewey's Christmas at the Library and Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story), a book of Dewey-esque short stories (Dewey's Nine Lives: the Legacy of the Small Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions), and an upcoming movie.
Next month's bookclub selection is Stiff by Mary Roach. Join us May 9th @ 7PM for a lively discussion and great snacks.