Please join us to discuss Lexicon by Max Barry:
“Recruited into an exclusive government school where students are taught the science of coercion to support a secretive organization of “poet” world manipulators, orphaned street hustler Emily Ruff becomes the school’s most talented prodigy before catastrophically falling in love, while a seemingly innocent young man is rendered a pawn in a dangerous power struggle.” [From NoveList]
Both a genre and literary fiction title, Lexicon was singled out for excellence by numerous organizations in 2013-14 including:
- Alex Award: 2014
- Aurealis Awards (Australia) : Best Science Fiction Novel
- Booklist Editors’ Choice – Adult Fiction for Young Adults: 2013
- School Library Journal’s Adult Books 4 Teens: 2013
- Please arrange to obtain a copy of the book for your own use.
The group will meet:
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time 2:00 to 4:00p
Location: Bensenville Community Public Library
RSVP to Bill Stephens (email@example.com)
As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders.
This Leadership Training Discussion will focus on using genre titles for book discussions. Please come ready to share your favorite genre titles that work for book discussions, your success AND failure when discussing genre titles, and any questions you have about using genre titles in book discussions. We will be compiling a list of genre titles that have worked and it will be posted for all to reference after the discussion as a resource for you to use going forward. If you host a genre book discussion at your library, please consider sharing any resources or documentation that has helped you.