Join us on Monday August 29th at 7:30pm, in Room 202 for the "Reads Well with Others" Book Group’s discussion of How the Penguins Saved Veronica, by Hazel Prior.
Description: A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit-and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, follows Veronica to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about
Copies of the books are available in regular print, and large print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy. It is also available as an eBook and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.
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