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On-Your-Own Book Club

"The Lioness" by Chris Bohjalian

2023-03-01 00:00:00 2023-03-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! This month's selection is "The Lioness" by Chris Bohjalian. Main Library - Culture & AV

Wednesday, March 01
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-03-01 00:00:00 2023-03-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! This month's selection is "The Lioness" by Chris Bohjalian. Main Library - Culture & AV

Main Library

Culture & AV

No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! This month's selection is "The Lioness" by Chris Bohjalian.

Enjoy fiction and nonfiction, large print and audiobooks. This month’s title is The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian. Author information, questions to ponder and readalikes included with each book. Pick up a copy of the book and information sheet at the CAV desk. 

A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Lotus.

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twenty-three books, including Hour of the Witch, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, which has been made into an HBO Max limited series starring Kaley Cuoco.

Reviews include:

"[A] devastatingly cunning suspense novel... Bohjalian does a superb job of judiciously rolling out information of how past transgressions may have led to the heart-stopping episodes of chaos and carnage as the shocking, twist-filled plot builds up to the revelation of 'the real reasons for the safari nightmare.' This brilliant whydunit is not to be missed." --Publishers Weekly, starred

and

"Another tour de force from Bohjalian... Hollywood elite become the hunted as their instinctual fight for survival takes priority over all else. Fans of character-driven narratives will relish traipsing through both the [Serengeti] and the souls and psyches of Bohjalian's characters. --Library Journal, starred

Realikes include: Red Island House: a novel by Andrea Lee, The Glass Kingdom: a novel by Lawrence Osborne, and American Spy: a novel by Lauren Wilkinson.

Looking for your next favorite book? Check out our new service, Your Next 5 Reads! Fill out a form and get reading recommendations from our librarians.

Running a book club? Check out our convenient grab-and-go Book Club To Go service for patrons in book clubs. Each BCTG canvas bag contains ten paperback copies of a book, with titles selected specifically for book clubs because of their discussion-provoking settings, plots, and characters. Since most books are reading club editions, patrons can take advantage of the discussion starters to keep their book club meetings lively.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | book discussion |

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Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

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