HLAA Book Club, Up Next: Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Last Saturday a group of us met to discuss our last book Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Fablehaven is a preserve for magical creatures.  Two young children stay with their grandparents, who are the preserve’s caretakers, for the first time.  The oldest, Kendra is a rule follower and her brother Seth is a natural rule breaker.  The kids get in plenty of mischief and then end up saving the preserve.  This is book one in a series.

While it may not have been a favorite among us, the discussion was great between the book club members.  Sharing our thoughts on the book helps us see the book in a different light.  Anyone is welcome to join us, we have CART (real-time captions) and the hearing loop.  Our meetings are at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in classroom B/C.

Our next book is Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg and Tiina Nunnely. This is Amazon’s blurb: Smilla’s Sense of Snow presents one of the toughest heroines in modern fiction. Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is part Eskimo but she lives in Copenhagen and keeps to herself. When her six-year old neighbor is killed, Smilla doesn’t believe it was an accident and begins her own investigation of a case that even the police don’t want to get involved in.  The book was turned into a movie in 1997 with Julia Ormond.smila

Read the book and join us October 17th from 9-10:30 at the Sanderson Center for a discussion on this book.

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