The Mayor’s Book Club is an annual citywide reading campaign to develop a community experience through reading and discussion of shared books. Additionally, the program’s goal is to broaden and deepen an appreciation of literature in the Austin community, to increase the visibility of the Austin Public Library, and to promote its value to the entire community.
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In 2014 the Mayor’s Book Club featured Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook.
About the book
Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre. Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets; and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy spanning forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they must confront the event that changed their lives and ruled the lives of their children. ... Elizabeth Crook’s novel explores how we sustain ourselves and each other when the unthinkable happens. It is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, the people she loves, and a history that will not let her go.
– from Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus, Giroux
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