Our Book Club's Selection for August

"The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas

Cover image for the novel The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas At a family barbecue, a group of friends and neighbors witness a man slapping an unruly child who is not his own. This act sets off a series of introspective examinations in everyone who witnessed it, forcing them to come to grips with their lives.

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for 2009, this gripping page-turner is an exploration of contemporary middle-class Australian society.

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.