The MCPL Adult Readers Book Club book for November is “Weedeater” by Robert Gipe. This is the second book in an anthology-like series from Robert Gipe. It is an illustrated novel about small town Appalachia centering around the characters in the town as they deal with rural life and cope with the opioid epidemic. The book club will meet November 29th at 5:30pm to discuss the book.
“… the Jewell family members continue to live up a holler about as far as you can stick a needle. And some like needles. The plot is loaded with activist, artistic locals, coal miners, multiple do-less folks, day laborers, deaths, betrayals, loss, sadness, love. Folks shoot up. Folks steal. Folks threaten. Folks get whacked. Folks love family. No one wins a “get out of jail free” card or buys Boardwalk. Few battles are won. Like the flying debris and dirt flung by a weed eater, the characters are impossible to ignore.”
---Phyllis Wilson Moore for the Southern Literary Review