Best of the Best Book Club: "The Rabbit Hutch" by Tess Gunty

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Join Coronado Public Library's newest book club, the Best of the Best! We meet regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month to discuss books that have won major awards. Receive reminder emails about our meeting by registering below. Registration is not required. 

In November we will read the winner of the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction, The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty. 

About The Rabbit Hutch: 

Blandine isn’t like the other residents of her building.

An online obituary writer. A young mother with a dark secret. A woman waging a solo campaign against rodents — neighbors, separated only by the thin walls of a low-cost housing complex in the once bustling industrial center of Vacca Vale, Indiana.

Welcome to the Rabbit Hutch.

Ethereally beautiful and formidably intelligent, Blandine shares her apartment with three teenage boys she neither likes nor understands, all, like her, now aged out of the state foster care system that has repeatedly failed them, all searching for meaning in their lives.

Set over one sweltering week in July and culminating in a bizarre act of violence that finally changes everything, The Rabbit Hutch is a savagely beautiful and bitingly funny snapshot of contemporary America, a gorgeous and provocative tale of loneliness and longing, entrapment and, ultimately, freedom.

Please the book on hold on the Coronado Public Library catalog by clicking here or check out the e-book or audiobook on the Libby and CloudLibrary apps.