February 2013 – The Dog Stars (Yes, We’re Switching Things Up a Bit)

As many of you know, our selection for February 2013 was Nate Silver’s much hyped The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions FailBut Some Don’t. Fittingly, our prediction that we could obtain enough copies to lend post-election was way off base. The great news? We’re not cancelling it…we’re just pushing it back to April at which point we predict we’ll have plenty of copies available for check-out, lovingly set aside at the Main Library’s 2nd floor service desk.

Thus we bring you the highly praised, postapocalyptic novel The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. A brief Amazon review to acquaint you:

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

Will The Dog Stars live up to it’s almost 4 star rating on Goodreads? Join us at Molly Malone’s on Tuesday, February 26th at 8pm to discuss. Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Main Library beginning Monday, February 4th. We promise! Be sure to join the genre X Goodreads group for our full slate of book selections, past and future, and necessary event updates like this one (once every six years).

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