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Book Club

  • 19 May 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Our April/May book pick:

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal life of a pirate is about survival: don’t trust, don’t stick out, and don’t feel. But on this voyage, as the pirates prepare to sell their unsuspecting passengers into slavery, Flora is drawn to the Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, who is en route to a dreaded arranged marriage with her own casket in tow. Flora doesn’t expect to be taken under Evelyn’s wing, and Evelyn doesn’t expect to find such a deep bond with the pirate Florian.

Soon the unlikely pair set in motion a wild escape that will free a captured mermaid (coveted for her blood, which causes men to have visions and lose memories) and involve the mysterious Pirate Supreme, an opportunistic witch, and the all-encompassing Sea itself.

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Registration for book pick-up will be open until April 21, please register here or email programming@outontheshelf.com if you'd like to get a copy of this book. 

Don't need a book loan? Feel free to drop in on the book club anyway! Meet new folks, tune in and chat - find our zoom meeting ID on our Instagram! 

We can provide accommodations for accessibility needs in your book (ie. audiobook, large print, etc)

Participants should expect casual conversations about literature and see friendly faces, understanding, respect, with no pressure in a laid-back environment. 

Facilitators: Gilles and Griffin



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