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Merrick Library Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 2nd
for a discussion of
by Richard Yates.
Hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs since it's publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.
Lucy and Gabe, two Columbia University students who meet as college seniors, decide they want their lives to mean something, launching a thirteen-year journey of dreams, betrayals, and love that brings Lucy to a point where she must make a life-altering choice. Book Discussion will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at 2:30pm. Then come meet Jill in person at the Summer Reading Party on Thursday, August 15th at 7pm.
"Carter's warm and beautiful prose brings us love, tragedy, mystery and hope in a moving celebration of America and the people who have come to it."--Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky Us and Away
For fans of
The Nightingale and Brooklyn
comes an exquisite and unforgettable novel
about friendship, love, and redemption
in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe
New York City.
Copies of We Were Strangers Once are at the Circulation Desk.
Join us at the Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 6th at 2:30 pm
as we discuss:
The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer
A college student finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women's movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned.
The NYTimes noted, "For her quiet, measured observations, and for her fiercely private personal mien (she gave many readings but few interviews, saying she wanted her work to speak for itself), she was likened to Emily Dickinson." She "often described her vocation as the observation of life."