Watch the Skies Sci-Fi Book Club

Watch the Skies JulyJoin Watch the Skies sci-fi book club for a discussion of Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm at the library.

When Jacky's boyfriend walks out, her life changes more than she could ever imagine. In a fit of angst, she chops off her long blond hair and then goes out to wander the streets of Ottawa. She's startled out of her reverie by a faceless gang of bikers attacking a small man whose body disappears, leaving behind only a red cap. The cap shows Jacky an unimaginable side of Ottawa and sets her on an impossible quest to save the good fairies from their evil counterparts. Luck, magic, and love bring to life a perilous, rollicking adventure involving Jacky, her best friend Kate, nefarious giants, nasty bogans, a trickster, a whimsical wizard, a small hob, and the last of the Swan Princes. Jacky's daring and quick wit make for an exciting story that is impossible to put down. Cleverly mingling folklore, fairy tales and modern life, the novel points to a fine connection between what is seen and what is not, and the importance of belief, compassion, and loyalty.

All are welcome to join these enthusiastic readers of science fiction in their monthly discussions in the Upper Level Tutoring Rooms at Simpson Library

Questions? Email Joelene or call 766-0171.


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