A monthly meeting of this long-running and lively book group. Gather with interesting, thoughtful people to discuss this month’s book selection and snack on coffee and cake. To keep the titles timely and meaningful, each month’s choice is agreed upon at the previous meeting and all books are available at the library prior to the meeting. Great fun.
“Stewart O’Nan seems incapable of writing a false line. Whether describing the unimaginable (losing one’s child) or the mundane (losing one’s appetite), his modest sentences crystallize the lives of ordinary people. His previous novel, “Emily, Alone,” described the daily outings of an 80-year-old widow in Pittsburgh. Emily’s pulse beat stronger than her story, but with all the novel’s insight and charm, that lack of action didn’t matter. O’Nan is a author you learn to trust, no matter what he’s writing about…. A few hours with this witty, sad, surprisingly romantic novel might be a better investment for troubled couples than a month of marriage counseling…Odds of enjoying this novel: 1 in 1.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post