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HPA launches community book club

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.

Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial librarian, and Jaime Johnson, Upper School English teacher, will lead the group. The current book selection is “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker.

“The Age of Miracles” is a debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. For more information, contact Jaime Johnson at, or visit the book’s official website at

The next Community Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The book selection for this discussion will be “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters.