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_Mister Pip_ by Lloyd Jones

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In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.

On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens's classic _Great Expectations_.

So begins this rare, original story about the abiding strength that imagination, once ignited, can provide. As artillery echoes in the mountains, thirteen-year-old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a young orphan named Pip in a city called London.

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  • anu

    Great book that I enjoyed even more with insights from other readers!

    November 11, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Good discussion and great company today.

    November 10, 2013

  • anu

    I am at the cafe and know at least one person will be a fee minutes late. See you all soon!

    November 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    This is the long weekend (Veteren's Day weekend), so I'll likely be out of time.

    October 1, 2013

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