Lafayette Reads!…The Water Knife

Lafayette READS! might be just be the reading group you’ve been looking for! Our final selection this year is The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, a thriller set in the near future revolving around the battle for resources in the Southwest.

Pick up an honor copy from the display in the Lobby, or reserve a copy in the catalog, and then join us for the discussion group on Monday, December 11 at 6 pm.

NPR states that “Bacigalupi paints his characters in shifting shades of moral gray” … and writes to “how deregulation, privatization and the concentration of power in the hands of the few might take strange new shapes in the coming decades.” Full NPR review

Read more buzz about the book and find links to the reader’s guide on our Lafayette READS! web page.


Lafayette READS! is a book discussion group hosted by the Lafayette Public Library. Meetings are held quarterly, giving everyone ample time to enjoy each season’s selection.

Lafayette READS! is committed to choosing an eclectic and exciting range of titles. Check the website for more engaging titles in 2018.