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Book of the Month  |  Demon Copperhead

Jul 1, 2024 1:19:35 PM / by Tim McCarthy

07-2024 Book - Demon Copperhead


Book of The Month: "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

Editor’s Note:  (Thanks for the tip, Joe.)  Imagine someone believing they could update Charles Dicken’s famous “David Copperfield” and get away with it.  Kingsolver succeeds both in her social commentary and brilliant writing.  The story begins on Damon’s (“Demon”) birth, in the first person and continues with narration of his life through mid-20s growing up in Appalachia.  

Favorite excerpt: (regarding 9/11 terrorist attacks)

“I know it was real buildings.  And they still have lots more standing in those cities, so I guess that’s a worry.  Here, if any terrorists came flying over, they look down on our trashed-out mine craters and blown-up mountains and say, “Keep going.  This place already got taken out.”  


Read it for yourself here





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