Adult Book Discussion: 'Canada' by Richard Ford
Date: Mon. July 15, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4400 W. Lawrence Avenue
About this event:
Please join us at the Mayfair Branch as we discuss Canada by Richard Ford.
Dell Parsons, a studious boy interested in chess and beekeeping, is 15 years old in 1960 when his parents decide to rob a bank.
Narrating with 50 years’ hindsight, Dell insists they were not criminals, but ordinary people who made a bad decision.
Canada is the story of how it happened, and the story of what happens next to Dell, who is taken to Canada by a family acquaintance, and his twin sister Berner, who finds her way to San Francisco.
The Pulitzer prize-winning Ford’s “genius at capturing human frailty and its pitiful disguises burns through” [Lucy Daniel, The Telegraph] the story of a family torn apart by a moment of truth.
Copies are available for checkout at the Mayfair Branch; or you can order one for pickup at your preferred location here: