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Date:
February 18, 2019
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Artesia Public Library
Address:
205 W. Quay St.
Artesia, NM 88210
Cost:
There is no cost to participate in the book discussion.
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Library Adult -- Lunchtime Book Discussion Group

Monday, February 18, 2019

Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "Love and Other Consolation Prizes" by Jamie Ford. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library. For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gift. But only once he's there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off - a healthy boy "to a good home." The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam's precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known - and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he's always desired.