ONLINE: Book to Movie Book Club

Interested in book-to-movie adaptations? We sure are! Love it or hate it, we want to discuss it with you. Each month we will pick a book that has, or will be, made into a movie or television show and discuss it over Zoom! This book club is recommended for adults. 

We’ll be meeting Wednesday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Genius Under the Table by Eugene Yelchin. 

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With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia.

Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents’ dream that he become a national hero when he doesn’t even have his own room? He’s not a star athlete or a legendary ballet dancer. In the tiny apartment he shares with his Baryshnikov-obsessed mother, poetry-loving father, continually outraged grandmother, and safely talented brother, all Yevgeny has is his little pencil, the underside of a massive table, and the doodles that could change everything. With equal amounts charm and solemnity, award-winning author and artist Eugene Yelchin recounts in hilarious detail his childhood in Cold War Russia as a young boy desperate to understand his place in his family.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
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The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536215526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021