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Books in the Afternoon: The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | Other Dates  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. Discussions will be held in the Large Print Room on the First Floor from 1-2 PM and again from 6-7 PM.

When Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower walls to house the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen by foreign dignitaries, life at the Tower gets all the more interesting. Penguins escape, a bearded pig goes missing, giraffes are stolen, the komodo dragon sends innocent people running for their lives, and canaries suffer fainting fits. As he attempts to cope with this four-legged invasion and his marriage continues to crumble, Balthazar must confront the secret he has been harboring about his son's death if he wants to save his marriage and his sanity.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
First Floor
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Joanne
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org