This month's pick for book club is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. We will be meeting on Thursday, September 30th in an online video chat. You can RSVP to the event & get the chat link here.
The Author -- TJ Klune
TJ Klune is an LGBT author of fantasy and romance. He has been nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature and won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance. The House in the Cerulean Sea is a New York Times bestseller. You can find links to his work at his website and on social media at @tjklune.
So, what's the book about?
Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger)
Linus Baker is a by-the-book caseworker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.
Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.
The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.
"1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless
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Reviews & Interviews
The House in the Cerulean Sea -- Kirkus Review
Finding Family & Breaking Rules in The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune -- Tor.com
Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune -- The Queer Review
Q&A: TJ Klune, Author of 'The House in the Cerulean Sea' -- The Nerd Daily
An Interview with Alex Award Winner TJ Klune, author of The House in the Cerulean Sea -- The YALSA Hub
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