Exploring books that have been made into movies. Reminder that this book club is now a hybrid format. You will still be able to attend via Zoom as usual, but book club attendees in Columbus, WI may meet at the Columbus Public Library. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online.
February 16: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
BOOKER PRIZE LONG-LIST • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK
“Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are scraping by in an East Oakland apartment complex optimistically called the Regal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison.
“But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent—which has more than doubled—and to keep the nine-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed. One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.
“Rich with raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before.” - Amazon