Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian, Claremont Branch
Berkeley Public Library
Claremont Book Club discusses Redeployment by Phil Klay @Claremont Library
Berkeley, April 14, 2015—A new generation of veterans are starting to tell their stories. What is it really like on the front lines of today’s wars? Written by Phil Klay, a Dartmouth College graduate and Marine Corp veteran who served in Iraq, “Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad. It’s the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls” - Dexter Filkins, NYT Review of Books, 3, 6, 2014). Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.
Read this searing collection of short stories on the Iraq War book and then discuss your views on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30pm at the Claremont Book Club. “A limited number of copies are available at the Claremont Branch and staff will be glad to help reserve the book when those copies are gone.
The Claremont Book group meets one Wednesday a month at 6:30 p.m. In even-numbered months, participants bring a favorite book to share. In odd-numbered months, members read a book selected by the group in a twice-yearly vote. For dates, titles of upcoming books and more information call 510-981-6280.
This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library: www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org
The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705, and is open: Monday, 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12 noon-8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm.
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.