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Food for Thought: What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Mar 14 Main Library)



Lit Youngstown's next series of book discussions will center around the literary element of place. We meet at 5:30pm on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room. Haven't read the book yet? No worries.


The March title is What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg. This book is available at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, the YSU Barnes & Noble, and POP! Arts, Book, Culture via Bookshop.


"The stories in Laura van den Berg’s rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator. A botanist seeking a rare flower crosses paths with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness Monster. A disillusioned missionary in Africa grapples with grief and a growing obsession with a creature rumored to live in the forests of the Congo. And in the title story, a young woman traveling with her scientist mother in Madagascar confronts her burgeoning sexuality and her dream of becoming a long-distance swimmer. Rendered with precision and longing, the women who narrate these starkly beautiful stories are consumed with searching for absolution, for solace, for the flash of extraordinary in the ordinary that will forever alter their lives. ”


Upcoming books in this series:

April (memoir) 50 Miles by Sheryl St. Germain

May (novel) Ohio by Stephen Markley

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