Library EventAll Iowa Reads Book Discussion: The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

07/23/2022 10:30am 07/23/2022 11:30am All Iowa Reads Book Discussion: The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny "The Butterfly Effect" by Rachel McKenny is the 2022 All Iowa Reads selection for adults. Join us for a discussion of this unconventional tale of self-discovery, navigating relationships, and how sometimes it takes stepping outside of our comfort zone to find what we need the most. Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it—and totally relate. Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that’s okay, because people don’t seem to like her all that much anyway, with the exception of her twin brother. When she lands a research gig in the rainforest, she leaves it all behind. But when Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is now hospitalized, she abandons her research and hurries home to the middle of nowhere America to be there for him. Coming home means confronting all that she left behind. It's all creating chaos of Greta's perfectly catalogued and compartmentalized world. But real life is messy, and Greta will have to ask herself if she has the courage to open up for the people she loves, and for those who want to love her. A project of the Iowa Center For The Book, the purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity and community by encouraging all Iowas to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title each year. This event is part of the 2022 ICPL Adult Summer Reading Program. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library refmail@icpl.org America/Chicago public

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"The Butterfly Effect" by Rachel McKenny is the 2022 All Iowa Reads selection for adults. Join us for a discussion of this unconventional tale of self-discovery, navigating relationships, and how sometimes it takes stepping outside of our comfort zone to find what we need the most.

Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it—and totally relate. Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that’s okay, because people don’t seem to like her all that much anyway, with the exception of her twin brother. When she lands a research gig in the rainforest, she leaves it all behind. But when Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is now hospitalized, she abandons her research and hurries home to the middle of nowhere America to be there for him. Coming home means confronting all that she left behind. It's all creating chaos of Greta's perfectly catalogued and compartmentalized world. But real life is messy, and Greta will have to ask herself if she has the courage to open up for the people she loves, and for those who want to love her.

A project of the Iowa Center For The Book, the purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity and community by encouraging all Iowas to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title each year.

This event is part of the 2022 ICPL Adult Summer Reading Program.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.