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2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss ‘There’s Something I Want You to Do’ by Charles Baxter

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 9, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at

“There’s something I want you to do…” What appears to be a simple request turns increasingly intricate as Charles Baxter crafts ten interrelated stories around virtues (bravery, chas­tity, loyalty) and pits them against vic­es (lust, vanity, sloth), with each tale centered around this very sentence. Stories of love affairs, murders, be­trayals, and explorations of all walks of life along the mighty Mississippi River make this an engaging read for every interest. Join the discussion as we explore the question of how far one would go to satisfy someone’s decep­tively harmless request.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on September 13, with “The Martian” by Andy Weir.

Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Li­brary and are free to the public. Escon­dido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escon­dido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library. or contact Adult Servic­es Librarian Monica Barrette at 760- 839-4836.

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