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Books and Bagels January 2024: Demon Copperhead

Sunday, January 21, 2024

5:30 PM



Join us on Zoom for a stimulating discussion of this book! Link sent via email. To join Books & Bagels, email Barbara Poehls at

This month's book is Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

This novel is inspired by the anger and compassion of Charles Dickens's Victorian epic David Copperfield, and deals with similar themes of child poverty and survival, transposed to modern Appalachia. In his unsparing voice, Demon tells his own story of being born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. He speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.

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