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Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is reading The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian for its November selection. The Double Bind is a story of a young woman working at a homeless shelter who becomes fascinated with photographs taken by one of her clients, photos that suggest he might be tied to her own past in mysterious ways.

Chris Bohjalian's novel is plotted like a mystery but written like the best literary fiction. The Double Bind is a page-turner that is sensitive and beautifully written.

Is it clear to you what parts of the story were Laurel's fabrications? Does it matter which parts were?

Had you ever read The Great Gatsby? Why do you think it figured so prominently in Laurel's mind? In Chris Bohjalian's mind?

Let us know what you think of The Double Bind.