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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

2020-09-16 13:00:00 2020-09-16 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online

Wednesday, September 16
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-16 13:00:00 2020-09-16 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for a discussion of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Online

Please join us for a discussion of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).

It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

Go to www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs for more information.

Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. You may also call the Library at 563-344-4179 to have a book signed out to you and placed on the Holds shelf.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  After registering, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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