August 2023 Book Group

Join Librarian Meredith for fika and a discussion of “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.
Fika is the Swedish tradition of enjoying coffee and a treat with friends. The library will have coffee, tea, and some tasty treats for patrons to enjoy starting at 3:40pm.
Book discussion will follow fika at 4pm.
ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Newsweek, New York Public Library
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.
Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.
All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.
Or does he?
An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.
Copies of “Project Hail Mary” are available to check out at the Scandinavia Public Library, or you may place a hold through Infosoup.
Book Group normally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from January through November. We do not meet in December. Be sure to watch our website or our Facebook page for the most recent updates!
We read books across most genres as well as some non-fiction.
Anyone is welcome to attend who has read or is interested in the current month’s book, and is interested in participating in friendly discussion.
Members are welcome to attend one meeting or all of them as their interests and schedules permit.