The Couch Reader Book Club

Couch Readers Book Club

– Ongoing throughout the month –

Be part of a no-stress book club! No meeting, no pressure! Find a copy of this month’s selection online now, no line!

September Selection – available on Hoopla as an e-book and e-audiobook!!

The Bear

 by Andrew Krivak

In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion.


Always available as an e-book or e-audiobook on hoopla to Melrose residents with a library card!  Not a Melrose resident?  Check with your local library to see if hoopla is available or if you are a Massachusetts resident, apply for a virtual e-card through the Boston Public Library!