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Blue Island Bookworms

Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles.

The title discussed on Sept. 7 will be ‘Miss Iceland’ by Audur Ava Olafsdottir.

Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla is a budding female novelist who was born in the remote district of Dalir. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces’s Ulysses and a Remington typewriter, she heads for Reykjavik with a manuscript buried in her bags. There, she intends to become a writer. Sharing an apartment with her childhood and queer friend Jón John, Hekla comes to learn that she will have to stand alone in a small male dominated community that would rather see her win a pageant than be a professional artist. As the two friends find themselves increasingly on the outside, their bond shapes and strengthens them artistically in the most moving of ways.

– Summary taken from Goodreads.com


Sep 07 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Conference Room
2433 York St, Blue Island, IL 60406


Micah Rademacher

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