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Jaws on the Lawn

It's back-to-the-beach weather and what better way to celebrate than to read "Close to Shore", Michael Capuzzo's Pulitzer Prize-nominated book about the terrifying shark attacks of 1916! Two of the library's book groups, The Bookies, headed by Katie Moellering and Lost & Found, monitored by Gregory Lowry, are reading Capuzzo's superb book for the month of July. Originally published in 2001, this beautifully written and researched book combines the lavish historical detail of one of Erik "The Devil in the White City" Larson's books with the nail-biting, harrowing suspense of the very finest adventure novel. "Close to Shore" recreates the summer of 1916 in which a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, killing four people and injuring one other. These attacks were the inspiration for Peter Benchley's monumental bestseller "Jaws" and the thrilling film of the same name that a 27-year old wunderkind named Stephen Spielberg directed in 1975. It is one of the most successful action films ever made; 44 years later, it is as fresh and as terrifying as ever. In order to promote Capuzzo's wonderful book, The Bookies, the Lost & Found book group and the Young Adult Department are co-hosting "Jaws on the Lawn"! Please join us with your beach towels and lawn chairs and don't miss the opportunity to see this quintessential summer motion picture! And all for free!

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Emmet O’Neal Library is the public library for the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama.

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