Booksource Book Club invites you to read Mosquitoland by David Arnold along with us. We’ll post our discussion later where you can join the conversation.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange. After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.


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Greenglass House by Kate Milford

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

We have copies of Mosquitoland for TWO lucky Banter Readers to win! Enter by completing the form below. Entries are limited to the United States. Contest ends 11:59 p.m. CST on April 30, 2015. Winners will be randomly selected.

Contest is closed. Congratulations to winners Deirdre M. from New Jersey and Eileen C. from Pennsylvania!