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HPL Book Group

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

Details:
  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
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Books on Tap!

Books on Tap meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Not Your Average Joe’s in Norwell at 7:00 pm, and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. Book choices focus on recent, fresh, and interesting reads. So come on down, grab a cocktail, and enjoy a literary night out! This month, Books on Tap is reading...

We are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00

Whether Samantha Irby is talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets; explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette (she’s "35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something"); detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes; sharing awkward sexual encounters; or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms (hang in there for the Costco loot!); she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk two weeks before each meeting
  • Books on Tap meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
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