Books Inc. in the Castro in association with the SF LGBT Center is pleased to announce our next Book Group selection: We Disappear by Scott Heim.
In a Kansas field, a teenage boy is found murdered, an event that sparks a dark obsession in a hard-luck woman named Donna. Recently widowed and battling cancer, she persuades her son, Scott, to help her discover more about “disappeared” people, hoping to uncover clues about her own troubled past. Fighting demons of his own, including drug addiction, Scott is barely holding on, but the chance to help is mother offers a taste of salvation.
But Donna’s compulsions soon take a darker turn, and Scott finds a strange boy named Otis handcuffed in a secret basement room. Who, Scott wonders, is Otis? And how is he linked to Donna’s hazy memories of her own childhood disappearance? As his mother’s health deteriorates, Scott resolves to answer these questions, discovering Otis’s unsettling connection to other missing teens- and, ultimately, to Scott himself.
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Our next Book Group meeting is Wednesday, April 16th at 7 PM at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe at the LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. (@ Octavia). As always, I'd like everyone to come with any observations they may have as well as at least one question to pose to the group. Also, please come equipped with any title suggestions for our next joint venture. Hope to see you there. The Center/Books Inc. Book Group is free and open to everyone. We encourage inclusiveness and promote diversity. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
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Books Inc. is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt, renamed and became Books Inc., as we know it today, in 1946.
Today, with 10 Stores and 200 employees, Books Inc. serves as a shining example that independent bookselling can survive and prosper, even if we must dance among the elephants.
This Event is Free at the Three Dollar Bill Café within the SF LGBT Center
Sponsored by Books Inc. 2275 Market St. San Francisco 94114
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Added by amadeus06 on March 21, 2008