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Daytime Discussion: “Waiting for Columbus”
April 25, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
In April, we’ll be reading “Waiting for Columbus” by Thomas Trofimuk. We’ll meet on Monday, April 25 at 10:30am inside the Library. After March 28, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large Type and audiobooks on CD are not available for this title.
This book is available on hoopla as a downloadable audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10025617
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“Found in the treacherous Strait of Gibraltar, the mysterious man who calls himself Columbus appears to be just another delirious mental patient, until he begins to tell the “true” story of how he famously obtained three ships from Spanish royalty.
It’s Nurse Consuela who listens to these fantastical tales of adventure and romance, and tries desperately to make sense of why this seemingly intelligent man has been locked up, and why no one has come to visit. As splintered fragments of the man beneath the façade reveal a charming yet guarded individual, Nurse Consuela can’t avoid the inappropriate longings she begins to feel. Something terrible caused his break with reality and she can only listen and wait as Columbus spins his tale to the very end.”