Afternoon Open Book Club ( The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti)

March 20, 2019 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
Afternoon Open Book Club ( The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti)

The “Afternoon Open Book Club” will meet in the Story Garden on Wednesday, March 20th, at 1:00 pm. This month, the group will discuss Paolo Cognetti’s The Eight Mountains.

For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them throughout their lives.

Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the mountains that surround Italy.

While on vacation at the foot of the Aosta Valley, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains’ meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life—Bruno’s in the mountains, Pietro’s across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection. (

Copies of the book have been reserved, check availability at the circulation desk. Call the Library at 315.655.9322 with any questions.