Book Discussion Group

Date(s) - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Public Library

Join the Conversation at Salem Public Library’s Book Discussion

Escape the noise of television and settle in to read the book Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio in preparation for the book discussion group that will meet on April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm in Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. Bring your reactions to the author’s writing and share them at this book talk that is open to the public, free of cost to attend and requires no registration. This title is available to borrow from the library’s Adult Services Department.
About the book: Icy Sparks is set in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s. The novel focuses on main character, Icy Sparks’, perspective as an adult living with Tourette’s Syndrome. Icy’s childhood was riddled with hardships caused by her mysterious behavior and she flashes back to memories of her youth. Orphaned and cared for by her loving grandparents, at the age of ten, Icy begins having tics and spasms. She weathers the taunts of classmates and even her unsympathetic teacher. Icy begins hiding in the basement to keep the reality of her situation from her grandparents, but eventually they find out that Icy is sick. She is temporarily sent to a mental hospital for children with hopes that she will be helped. But Icy is an outcast there as well and is sent home uncured. Soon after, she meets Miss Emily who is also an outcast in their community due to her eccentric behavior. Through Miss Emily, Icy begins to learn to accept her differences and begins to make her place in the world.
Enjoy in-depth book discussion at your local Salem Public Library. For more information please call the library at 330-332-0042.

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