Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses My Family and Other Animals
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For July, the group discusses Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals, a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu. When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell’s family’s experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.
Please note: this group will be on hiatus for the month of August.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.
Bonafini is located at 663 Flatbush Avenue.