The Harvard Club of Broward County
Book Club Committee

cordially invites you to discuss

Demon Copperhead
by Barbara Kingsolver

Saturday, March 23

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


demon-copperheadSet in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.
Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.


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At the home of Steve Grover '89 and Dulce Carrillo
5075 Regency Isles Way, Cooper City, FL 33330



There is no cost to attend this event and a plus-one is allowed.

Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.




Please contact Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor at or 954-914-3148.



3:00PM - 5:30PM Sat 23 Mar 2024, Eastern timezone


The home of Steve Grover '89 and Dulce Carrillo
5075 Regency Isles Way
Cooper City, FL 33330

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