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New Adult/Young Adult Book Club
Finally, a book club for one of our most popular genres! Ellen Plumb's own Jordan Simoncic leads this monthly book club featuring new titles in the NA/YA world. Book club members always receive a discount on the current book selection.
August's selection is Megan Bannen's "The Bird and the Blade", a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets. Enslaved in Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom . . . until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into an impossible love.
Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.
New Adult/Young Adult Book Club is open to everyone. Next meeting is Thursday, August 15, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial.