Fort Bend County Libraries invites booklovers to attend the next meeting of the Cinco Ranch Night Readers book club on Thursday, June 21.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room.
The book to be discussed this month is Dave King’s debut novel, “The Ha-Ha.”
Howard Kapostash is an Army veteran who can no longer speak, read, or write as a result of a head injury he experienced in the Vietnam War. He shares his childhood home with three other social misfits, and continues to carry a torch for his high school sweetheart, Sylvia, who is fighting a drug addiction while trying to raise her 9-year-old son Ryan.
When she is hauled off to rehab, Sylvia leaves her son in Howard’s care. Ever since his return from the war, Howard has avoided the agony of human contact and social interaction, but now he is thrust into the position of parenting a taciturn young boy.
Communication with the outside world becomes a necessity once again, and Howard begins to discover what he has been missing by shutting himself off from the world. In “The Ha-Ha,” King presents a vivid portrayal of the cost of war and the importance of the human connection.
Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk.
Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend.
For more information, call the branch library at 281-395-1311.