COA Book Club - Seven Days Of US
We will be reading and then discussing Francesca Hornak's Seven Days Of Us when we meet in person on 12/13/2021 1:00PM at the Brockton Council on Aging (10 Father Kenney Way, Brockton, MA 02301).
Here is a short description from the Novelist database: "A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity--and even decent Wi-FI--and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive..."
Book Availability (Must have a library card.)
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Book Club! - A Burning by Megha Majumdar
A club member suggested Majumdar's A Burning (2020) as the next title for our book club. Apparently the title made her feel warm, and we are moving deeper in to the winter season. We all agreed!!
Here is a short description of the book from our Novelist database: "An opportunistic gym teacher and a starry-eyed misfit find the realization of their ambitions tied to the downfall of an innocent Muslim girl who has been wrongly implicated in a terrorist attack."
Our book club will meet in person & also on the Zoom platform for those who would like to attend virtually. Once registered an email confirmation with the meeting link will be sent to you.
Register at: bit.ly/bplburning
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