Thursday Evening Book Club
August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Circe by Madeline Miller
A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers, including the messenger god, Hermes, and wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation. Circe was a New York Time bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, People, Amazon and Time.
Copies of the book are available at the library.