This month, Reference Librarian Paulette reviewed the book “The Unseen World” by Liz Moore, the moving story of a daughter’s quest to discover the truth about her beloved father’s hidden past.
12 year old Ada has been raised solely by her scientist father all of her life. He home-schools her and takes her to work with him at the university computer science lab where he and his colleagues are working on early versions of artificial intelligence. Ada can understand computer code, talk physics with other scientists or even play hostess at her father’s university soirees, but she has no friends her own age and does not understand anything about “normal” family life.
When her father David begins to unwind into early onset Alzheimer’s, she goes to live with David’s only female friend and her family. There she learns a shocking secret as she tries to “fit in” for the first time in her life: Everything her father told her about himself was a lie.
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The library offers several book groups.
- Fans of Nonfiction Books Group
- Noon Brown Bag & Book Group
- Death on the Shelf – Mysteries Book Group
Click on the links above to learn more about each book group and see the book selection for the month. For assistance, or to get a copy of a book, please visit the Reference Services Desk or call (812)-949-3523.