September Book Club - The Brief History of the Dead

The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

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From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between. The City is inhabited by those who have departed Earth but are still remembered by the living. They will reside in this afterlife until they are completely forgotten. But the City is shrinking, and the residents clearing out. Some of the holdouts, like Luka Sims, who produces the City’s only newspaper, are wondering what exactly is going on. Others, like Coleman Kinzler, believe it is the beginning of the end. Meanwhile, Laura Byrd is trapped in an Antarctic research station, her supplies are running low, her radio finds only static, and the power is failing. With little choice, Laura sets out across the ice to look for help, but time is running out. Kevin Brockmeier alternates these two storylines to create a lyrical and haunting story about love, loss and the power of memory.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the discussion and the people who attended. Like a few others expressed, it was great talking about books with a group that clearly likes to read.

    September 27, 2012

  • Cynthia

    Did anyone accidentally pick uh copy of the book. I got out to my car and realized I didn't have it. It' from Saco library.

    September 26, 2012

    • Jen B.

      just checked sorry not me, hope you find it

      September 26, 2012

    • Rebecca

      Call Panera and see if they found it too. Good luck!

      September 26, 2012

  • Jen

    Too much going on this week - not able to make it

    September 25, 2012

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