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Honokaa Public Library book club to discuss ‘Behold the Dreamer’


Honokaa Public Library book club to discuss ‘Behold the Dreamer’

The Honokaa Public Library hosts a book club from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday.

This month, the club is reading “Behold the Dreamer” by Imbolo Mbue.

The novel is about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

Info: 775-8881.

North Kohala book group gets together Tuesday

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Kapaau.

This month’s, the club will be discussing “11/22/63” by Stephen King. The book is about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Info: 889-6655.

Fiction book club to meet

Kona Stories hosts a fiction book club discussing “The After Party” by Anton DiSclafani on Tuesday.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested.


DiSclafani is the author of the nationally bestselling novel, “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” In her new novel, “The After Party,” readers meet Joan Fortier who is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Fortier since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Fortier’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are 25, Buchanan considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is.

Info: 324-0350.