June’s book is Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia! (2011), featuring twelve-year-old Ava who ventures into the mysterious “underworld” of a Florida swamp in order to save her family’s dynasty of alligator wrestling. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Swamplandia! depicts a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. Books are available for check-out at the library’s front desk.
When: Tuesday, June 18 at 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Where: North End Branch Library