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12 September 2023


Date: 12 September 2023 16:00 to 18:00
Details: THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS “Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind” (Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper) - The Pulitzer Prizes) Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 282 072 484 130 Passcode: CXqzq9 Download Teams | Join on the web Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,310781913# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 310 781 913# Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact