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Books & Brew: Not Your Mother's Book Club (Cagney's)

  • Cagney’s Pizza King 33 E Broadway St. Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

This is a community for younger adults, 20s-30s, and the young at heart. We meet once a month to discuss books, films, and other "hot topics" at Cagney's Pizza King. 

Copies of the book are located in the Book Club Display to the right of the main desk in the library. This month, we will be discussing SPOONBENDERS by Daryl Gregory.

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A generations-spanning family of psychics - both blessed and burdened by their abilities - must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us.

The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there’s Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?...

 

Kyle Qurazzo, Tech Services, will lead the discussion. Questions? (317) 398-7121 ext. 228 or kqurazzo@sscpl.lib.in.us

 

 

Earlier Event: June 20
Paws for Reading
Later Event: June 20
Evening Storytime