Book Club - Nov 16 - The People We Keep

11/11/2022 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We welcome members new and old, at our next HNN book club meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm. Enjoy great conversation, and chat about this month’s shared read, The People We Keep, by Allie Larkin. Even if you didn’t get a chance to read the book, you’ll still have a great time! Registration is required to receive meeting information so please check out our HNN book club Facebook page, or message Beth at the address below if you can attend. Books are in stock for HNN book club members and available to check out from the Holliston Library. See you soon!

          “April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at a local diner, she's left fending for herself in a town where she's never quite felt at home. When she "borrows" her neighbor's car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that's all hers. Driving without a chosen destination, she stops to rest in Ithaca. Her only plan is to survive, but as she looks for work, she finds a kindred sense of belonging at Cafe Decadence, the local coffee shop. Still, somehow, it doesn't make sense to her that life could be this easy. The more she falls in love with her friends in Ithaca, the more she can't shake the feeling that she'll hurt them the way she's been hurt. As April moves through the world, meeting people who feel like home, she chronicles her life in the songs she writes and discovers that where she came from doesn't dictate who she has to be. This lyrical, luminous tale "is both a profound love letter to creative resilience and a reminder that sometimes even tragedy can be a kind of blessing" (Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author).

Looking ahead, we will take a break in December, and reconvene in January with The Midnight Library.

Beth and Sue, Book Club Co-Chairs

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