As the Worm Turns

The As the Worm Turns Book Group will discuss The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Hachette, $16.00). After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop.  So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). 
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Barry Combs will facilitate the discussion.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781401324643
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012