Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

Cover-to-Cover Book Discussion Group

This group gathers on the second Thursday of each month to discuss popular literary works. Registration is not required; just read the book and drop in! Fall 2018 titles are:

Sept. 13: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Oct. 11: Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
Nov. 8: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
Dec. 13: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

The Intuitionist
By Colson Whitehead

Check it out! http://bit.ly/cpl-the-intuitionist

This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects.

Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong.

The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever.

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Date and Time: 
09/13/2018 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.
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Champaign
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