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Young Adult Book Club: Abarat
Sunday, December 09, 2012, 06:00pm - 07:00pm
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This month at Inklings Books & Things, join us as we read "Abarat" by Clive Barker for our Young Adult Book Club! Wonderfully dark, funny, and endlessly entertaining, Abarat is one of the employee's favorite book, which we'd like to share. "Welcome to the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day. Candy Quackenbush from Chickentown, USA, the most boring place on earth, has a place in this extraordinary land: She is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart...She's a strange heroine, she knows. But this is a strange world. And in the Abarat, all things are possible." As always, book club titles are 10% off for those who want to join, so come into Inklings and pick up your copy today!
Location : Inklings Books and Things, Capitola Mall (next to Sears)
Contact : 475.3700 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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