Evening Open Book Club (The Bird Artist by Howard Norman)

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Open Book Club (The Bird Artist by Howard Norman)

The “Evening Open Book Club” will meet in the Library parlor on Wednesday, October 5th, at 7:00 pm. This month, the group will discuss Howard Norman’s The Bird Artist.

Howard Norman’s The Bird Artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses who and what drove him to his crime–a measured, profoundly engrossing story of passion, betrayal, guilt, and redemption between men and women.

The Bird Artist is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. (amazon.com)

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Call the Library at 315.655.9322 with any questions.