Turn the Page Book Group - The Great Alone
Wednesday, August 217:00—8:00 PMSimoni RoomMorrill Memorial Library33 Walpole St., Norwood, MA, 02062
The Morrill Memorial Library’s monthly Turn the Page Book Group will meet again on Wednesday, August 21 at 10 am and 7 pm to discuss “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, an award-winning bestseller.
"Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims."
Copies of the book in a number of formats will be available to pick up at the Circulation Desk. Light refreshments will be served.
To sign up for either the morning or evening session, led by Patty Bailey and her guest host, please call 781-769-0200, x110, fill out the form below, or stop by the library Reference or Information desk.
Capacity: 41 of 45 spaces available.
Note: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event's wait list.
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