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Get Lit: Milkman by Anna Burns

October 10 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him–and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend–rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor.

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. A limited number of books are available at the Information Desk on a first come basis.

Get Lit meets outside the library at Adventurous Brewing in Bettendorf. Please note Adventurous Brewing is a 21 and older.

Can’t make the meeting? Join us online in our Goodreads group Get Lit – Bettendorf Public Library or drop by our Facebook Group at For more information email

2023 Global Gathering Ireland is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and supported by our Title Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust and Presenting Sponsor: Iowa American Water Company.


October 10
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Bettendorf Public Library
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1040 State St
Bettendorf, 52722
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