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Friends Book Group: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

The Friends Book Group has resumed with virtual discussions on the third Tuesday of every month! Our next discussion is on April 20th at 4:15pm. We will discuss The The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson. Copies are available to check out at Mount Pleasant Library.

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A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Poor and orphaned, she quickly learns that the world expects her to die young. But Nombeko has grander plans. Little does this cunning and fearless girl know that soon she will steal a fortune in diamonds, outwit a mad scientist kidnapper, travel across the world, fall in with a pair of diabolical assassins, and ultimately save a king--and possibly the world.

Jonas Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power in a charming and hilarious story. In the inimitable voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, he gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can ripple out into the world.


May 18th - The Most Fun we Ever had by Claire Lombardo
June 15th - The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
September 21st - The Way Life Should be by Christine Baker (Read over the summer ready for September discussion)

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