First Thursday Book Club - Virtual Program

Thursday, November 57:00—8:00 PMVirtual ProgramOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
Zoom ConferenceOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821

The second meeting of the First Thursday Book Club will take place via Zoom. The November book is "The End of the World Running Club" by Adrian J. Walker.

We hope you register and join us for the virtual book club discussion. We're looking forward to discussing the book and connecting as readers...all from the comfort of home! Register and you will receive a link on the day of the program to connect via Zoom. 

About the Book: 

The #1 International Bestseller!, A Science Fiction & Fantasy Book to Keep on Your Radar by io9 and Gizmodo

A fast-paced, literary, dystopian thriller for fans of fiction like Andy Weir's The Martian, Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, and Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Asteroids are striking Earth, the end of the world is near, and Edgar Hill is on the wrong side of the country.

Over five hundred miles of devastated wastelands stretch between him and his family, and every second counts. His only option is to run--or risk losing everything he loves. He'll have to be ingenious and push himself to the very limit if he wants to see them again. Can he reach them in the race against time, or will the end of the world defeat him?

The End of the World Running Club is where the beautifully imagined post-apocalyptic world of The Salt Line meets the deep humanity of A Man Called Ove.

A dystopian page-turner about the endurance of the human body and spirit--perfect for lovers of apocalyptic science fiction, running books, and anyone who knows that true strength comes from love.

Praise for The End of the World Running Club:

"Harrowing and heartrending, this is a novel that is almost impossible to put down."--Library Journal

"Walker's ability to imagine a post-apocalyptic world in crisp detail is on full display in the early pages of The End of the World Running Club."--Maximum Shelf

"...a beautifully written postapocalyptic tale of a flawed man's struggle for survival and redemption."--Booklist

Borrow the Book: 

You can download the ebook or audiobook of The End of the World Running Club for free with your library card with no holds or wait! Use our new library e-resource, Hoopla. The book can then be read or listened to on a phone, tablet, or e-reader. There is even a Hoopla app! Not sure how to use Hoopla or download ebooks and digital audiobooks? Our technology librarian Abby is happy to help! Call her at 978-671-0948 ext. 4105 for one on one technology help. Abby can also help if you are unsure of how to connect to the book club through Zoom.

Not interested in an e-copy of the book? Physical copies will be available at the library for curbside pickup, just call 978-671-0948 ext. 3. 

Capacity: 11 of 12 spaces available.

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