Cloverdale Library Book Club: The Carrying
Welcome to the Cloverdale Library Book Club! Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM for tea and friendly conversation!
This month's book is The Carrying by Ada Limón.
"Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--And a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal." And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. "Fine then, / I'll take it," she writes. "I'll take it all." In Bright Dead Things, Limón showed us a heart "giant with power, heavy with blood"--"the huge beating genius machine / that thinks, no, it knows, / it's going to come in first." In her follow-up collection, that heart is on full display--even as The Carrying continues further and deeper into the bloodstream, following the hard-won truth of what it means to live in an imperfect world."--Publisher's website.
Print Copies will be available in the branch a month before the discussion.
Feel free to email or call the library at 707-894-5271 with any questions.
2023 Book Club Schedule:
January 10 Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
February 14 The Henna Artist
March 14 The Carrying
April 11 Afterparties
May 9 The Personal Librarian
June 13 Dial A for Aunties
July 11 The House in the Cerulean Sea
August 8 Our Voice of Fire
September 12 Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
October 10 Arsenic and Adobo
November 14 Ten Steps to Nanette
December 12 Piranesi
Advance Registration Encouraged
Advance registration encouraged, but not required, in order to receive an email reminder about the event. Walk-ins welcome!