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August Book Club

Dandelion Wine by Bradley
When Aug 21, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Tippie Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-444-2902
Attendees Members, having read the book, are encouraged to attend.
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Dandelion wineBradbury tells the story from the perspective of Douglas Spalding, a twelve-year-old in Green Town, Illinois.  This energetic and inquisitive schoolboy spends the summer of 1928 exploring the magic of this small fictional city, in a time before radio or television transformed the American experience.  Douglas’ only technological aid is a sharpened pencil and a notebook, on which he lists all of his summer experiences lest he lose track of them.  He records the first trip to the soda shop, the first round of kick the can, the day he gets his new tennis shoes, his wild strawberry and grape picking trips and the first batch of dandelion wine that he bottles with his grandfather.   All relatively wholesome and happy activities, but Bradbury weaves some very dark threads of mortality and fear into the story, told with all the youthful exuberance of a twelve-year-old.

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