In-Person Community Book Club: The House in the Cerulean Sea
Join us for Community Book Club! We’ll be meeting on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. at the library. Email email@example.com to sign up!
Interested in attending on Zoom? Click here for details about our virtual meeting.
- Who: Everyone welcome
- How much: Free
- Which book: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
- Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)
Synopsis: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
Read ahead: There will be no meeting in December! In January, we’re reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, and in February, we’ll discuss Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.