Island City Book Club

July 18th : Eternal on the Water, Joseph Monninger

Eternal on the Water

Cobb, a devoted teacher and nature-lover, takes a sabbatical from his New England boys prep school seeking to experience what Henry David Thoreau and the transcendentalists did in the early nineteenth century. Kayaking to the last known spot where the American writer and philosopher camped four years before he died, he encounters the beautiful free-spirited Mary. Also a teacher, avid bird-watcher, and deft adventurist, Mary is flirtatious and beguiling, and the two soon become inseparable. Mary is like no one Cobb has ever met before, but he gets the feeling that she is harboring a secret. Eventually she shares her fears with Cobb—that she may be carrying the gene for a devastating, incurable illness that runs in her family. Finding strength in their commitment to one another, the two embark on a journey that is filled with joy, anguish, hope, and most importantly, unending love.

Set against the sweeping natural backdrops of Maine’s rugged backcountry, the exotic islands of Indonesia, scenic Yellowstone National Park, and rural New England, this is a timeless and poignant love story that will captivate readers everywhere.

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Upcoming titles include:   

  • August 15thThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith
 Past book club selections include: 

  • The Emperor’s Children / Claire Messud
  •  In the Time of the Butterflies / Julia Alvarez
  • The Zookeeper's Wife / Diane Ackerman


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Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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