This month we're going on an epic sci-fi adventure into Area X with Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation. Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. With the anthropologist, the surveyor, the psychologist, and our narrator, the biologist, we will discover not only the strange things lurking in Area X, but also the strange secrets these explorers bring with them.
March’s Book du Mois Club meeting will be on March 27 at 11am in The Whisper Room, and we can't wait to serve you our delicious Cocktail du Mois, Ghost Bird. This clean, bright drink pairs perfectly with our Book du Mois. The summery aroma of basil muddled with housemade brown sugar simple syrup coats the mouth at first taste allowing for a warm backfinish of Bourbon and the tart flavors of fresh squeezed juice. The color and flavors of this cocktail gives us the "we're right there with them" vibes as we read along!
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