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125 North Duke Street

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We've created a teen-centered book club for youth ages 12-18!

Come join us to talk about our featured book, YA buzz, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.

November selection: Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

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After our initial meeting in November, group will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6pm in the Clark Room, on the library's 2nd floor

Ages: 12-18

Questions? Contact our Children's Librarian at youthservices@lancasterpubliclibrary.org or 717-394-2651 x100.

ABOUT STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO

A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist’s awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah can’t draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has “done the art.” She thinks she’s having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she’s finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can’t quite recall. After decades of staying together “for the kids” and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah’s parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts.

Insightful, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, this is a vivid portrait of abuse, survival, resurgence that will linger with readers long after the last page.

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