Bookin’ It @ the Drake, a bi-monthly book discussion sponsored by Drake Community Library, is going virtual. Bookin’ It will hold its next meeting via Zoom on January 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. The selected title for the January meeting is The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, is the pick for January 14, 2021. Published in 2005, it is the first book in Zafón’s “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series, which became an international phenomenon. Published in 2005, it is the first book in Zafón’s “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series, which became an international phenomenon. The novel takes place in Barcelona, a city slowly healing in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. When he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Bookin’ It @ the Drake discussions are open to the public and are held on the second Thursday of every other month. Both non-fiction and fiction titles are chosen to discuss, and Drake Community Library purchases several copies of each title for general circulation so that anyone wanting to participate may do so.
Bookin’ It discussions are held on the second Thursday every other month. New readers are always welcome to attend. Call the Library at 641-236-2661 to register and receive the link for the Zoom meeting and pick up an available copy of the book during curbside pickup hours.