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Hoopla Hangout: Lullabies for Little Criminals
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Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00 pm
For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday January 21st at 7pm for a live discussion about the book hosted by Luke, our Ingersoll Community Librarian, and Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian. We hope you join us!

You can download the eBook on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12348992
You can download the eAudiobook here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665334

Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets-and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival. At thirteen, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls-a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.


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