Our November Book Club Selection

Cover image of The Lost City of Z, by David GrannIn 1925 British explorer Percy Fawcett traveled to the Amazon jungle to find an ancient civilization believed to have lived there in the city of Z, a fabled El Dorado long-rumored to be located deep in the South American wilderness. Undaunted by the numerous failed expeditions that preceded his, he embarked on this dangerous journey with his son. Neither he nor any of his company ever returned. Following in the footsteps of Fawcett and numerous adventurers and scientists who have tried and failed to uncover the truth behind Fawcett’s disappearance, journalist David Grann takes the reader on a journey that’s equal parts science, adventure, and mystery in an attempt to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”.

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov.