Book Club

APL Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12pm.

Copies of the monthly selection are available at the Adult Services desk at the Main Library

At our June 18th meeting we will be discussing Martyr!, by Kaveh Akbar.

Cyrus Shams is a young man grappling with an inheritance of violence and loss: his mother’s plane was shot down over the skies of the Persian Gulf in a senseless accident; and his father’s life in America was circumscribed by his work killing chickens at a factory farm in the Midwest. Cyrus is a drunk, an addict, and a poet, whose obsession with martyrs leads him to examine the mysteries of his past—toward an uncle who rode through Iranian battlefields dressed as the angel of death to inspire and comfort the dying, and toward his mother, through a painting discovered in a Brooklyn art gallery that suggests she may not have been who or what she seemed.

Kaveh Akbar’s Martyr! is a paean to how we spend our lives seeking meaning—in faith, art, ourselves, others.

Book Club Bags

Already in a book club?  You can checkout sets of books from APL’s previous book club selections.  Each bag contains 8-12 copies of the book and check out for 8 weeks.

Questions about APL book clubs?  Email us at librarywebteam@cityofalbany.net

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