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Afternoon Book Discussion for Adults
"Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.
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More About Kirkendall Public Library
The Kirkendall Public Library (part of the Central Iowa Library service area) is the public library of the City of Ankeny. The library offers a wide range of reference materials, periodicals, books, AV equipment, and CD, video, DVD and book-on-tape rentals. It also hosts literary events, maintains an archive of local historical events, and sponsors an array of educational programs and town resources. Notary services are also available.