Fireside Book Club - June 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for Book Club

Hosted by Fireside on the second Wednesday of the month.

We are an exploratory book club and aim to read many different genres. If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone, stop on by and join in our discussion! 

Our Book Club Pick for June is Whalefall by Daniel Kraus for the adventure genre.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Named a Best Book of 2023 by Book RiotShelf Awareness, and NPR

The Martian meets 127 Hours in this "astoundingly great" (Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who's been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out.

Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool's errand--to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows it's a long shot, but Jay feels it's the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried since his dad's death by suicide the previous year.

The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid's tentacles and drawn into the whale's mouth where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realizes he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out--one hour to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale.

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Fireside Books
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Whalefall: A Novel By Daniel Kraus Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781665918169
Availability: NONE IN-STORE but we can probably order it for you
Published: MTV Books - August 8th, 2023

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Named a Best Book of 2023 by Book Riot, Shelf Awareness, and NPR

The Martian meets 127 Hours in this “astoundingly great” (Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm