Healdsburg Brown Bag Book Club: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 PM as we discuss different books! This is a hybrid event. You may join us at the library or via zoom.
Summary of this month's book: "Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can't afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather's fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise. Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition-the Olympics of classical music-fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray's great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them. With the odds stacked against him and the pressure mounting, will Ray ever see his beloved violin again?" - Provided by publisher.
To take part in the discussion, please email email@example.com or register for this event. You should receive an email confirming your participation and another email closer to the event with a link if you choose to join us virtually.
Print Copies will be available in the branch a month before the discussion. Feel free to call or email the library with any questions.
2023 Book Club Schedule:
January 3: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
February 7: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Acki
March 7: Still Life by Louise Penny
April 4: Nightcrawling by Leila Motley
May 2: You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
June 6: Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford
July 11: (second Tuesday) Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
August 1: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
September 5: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
October 3: Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
November 7: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
December 5: The Violin Conspiracy by Brandan Slocumb
Advance Registration Encouraged
Advance registration encouraged, but not required, in order to receive an email reminder about the event. Walk-ins welcome!