Here at the library, we are gearing up for our May book club meeting. Our next book club meeting is on Wednesday May 18, at 7:00 pm in the Media Auditorium. We will be reading and discussing, On the Beach by Nevile Shute and our discussion will be led by Christie.
After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. Both terrifying and intensely moving, On the Beach is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.
On the Beach, is Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication— and is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.
Copies of the book are now available to check out from the main floor general reference desk. On We hope to see you in May. And feel free to bring a friend!