Wall Book Club: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
Thursday December 21, 2017
In 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. Beatrice is the unwed daughter of a wealthy Jewish industrialist and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, she plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, with Prohibition in full swing Bea returns to her uncle’s house only to be introduced to Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child Lucy Pear.
Location: Wall Township
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