Sister Rosemary Kolich, of the University of Saint Mary, will lead a discussion on The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman at 6:30 p.m. on April 22 at Parsons Public Library.
This is the final book in the three-part “Ghost Stories” book discussion series. “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife,” so begins Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Medal winning work of fiction. A small child wanders off into a graveyard, pursued by a mysterious man named Jack who murdered the child’s family. The boy is dubbed “Nobody Owens” by his adoptive ghostly parents who nickname him Bod. Bod’s companions include an undead guardian named Silas and a graveyard full of ghosts who grant Bod the Freedom of the Graveyard. NPR anointed this group as the “Ghostly Baby-Sitters Club.” As Bod grows he learns to read from gravestones, is someone’s imaginary friend, and develops a crush on a witch to name a few of his adventures.
Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and the Overland Park campus. Kolich joined the TALK program in 2008.
Copies of The Graveyard Book are available for checkout from the library now.
The TALK series is provided by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community. Anyone wanting more information about HK can visit www.humanitieskansas.org.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs. Those wanting more information about the reading series can contact the library at 620-421-5920.