The Forest Avenue Library book club meets monthly on the third Monday at 7 pm at the Forest Avenue Library. On November 21st, we will be discussing “A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” written by Ishmael Beah. Everyone is welcome to join us. I believe the library has additional copies of the book that can be checked out. We’re a small group. We’re not real analytical and we have snacks.
“A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” written by Ishmael Beah describes a young man’s conscription into the army in his native Sierra Leone at the age of 13. The book is described by one reviewer as ”a wrenching, beautiful and mesmerizing tale. Beah’s amazing saga provides a haunting lesson about how gentle folks can be capable of great brutalities as well as goodness and courage. It will leave you breathless”. Come and see if that’s true for you!