Special: Book Club

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Friday, August 2, 2019   9 a.m.

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Book: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

This delightful book is appropriate for readers of all ages, and readers of all ages are invited to join us for our August meeting to meet the author via Skype and to discuss this book. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus tells the story of Aven Green. Aven loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.

Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.

We will be visiting with the author via Skype. And, as you know, this is a book for all ages, and we are encouraging young readers to join us.