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Sat, May 13

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Leon Valley Public Library

Book Club

Second Saturday of the month! This month's book discussion is about "VenCo" by Cherie Dimaline.

Book Club
Book Club

Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 11:00 AM

Leon Valley Public Library, 6425 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238, USA

About the Event

"Métis millennial Lucky St. James is barely hanging on when she  learns she’ll be evicted from the tiny Toronto apartment she shares with  her cantankerous but loving grandmother Stella. But then one night,  something strange and irresistible calls out to Lucky. She burrows  through a wall to find a tarnished silver spoon, humming with  otherworldly energy, etched with a crooked-nosed witch and the word  SALEM.

Lucky is familiar with the magic of her  indigenous ancestors, but she has no idea that the spoon connects her to  a teeming network of witches across North America who have anxiously  awaited her discovery.

Enter VenCo, a front company  fueled by vast resources of dark money (its name is an anagram of  “coven.”) VenCo’s witches hide in plain sight wherever women gather:  Tupperware parties, Mommy & Me classes, suburban book clubs. Since  colonial times, they have awaited the moment the seven spoons will come  together and ignite a new era, returning women to their rightful power.

But  as reckoning approaches, a very powerful adversary is stalking their  every move. He’s Jay Christos, a roguish and deadly witch-hunter as old  as witchcraft itself.

To find the last spoon, Lucky  and Stella embark on a rollicking and dangerous road trip to the darkly  magical city of New Orleans, where the final showdown will determine  whether VenCo will usher in a new beginning…or remain underground  forever.

A wildly imaginative and compulsively readable fantasia of adventure, history, Americana, feminism, and magic, VenCo is a novel only the supremely gifted Cherie Dimaline could write." (ad description of book)

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