Everyone is invited to join the book club on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm as we dive into a compilation of short stories written by Tom Hanks, titled, Uncommon Type. Read just one story or read them all then come chat as we enjoy good conversation and great company! We will hold the meeting in a hybrid format and registration is needed so we can provide you with the meeting location and link. Reply in our HNN book club Facebook group (HNN Book Club), or message Beth at the address below if you can attend. Books are reserved for HNN members and available to check out from the Holliston Library.
Looking ahead we have a great line-up of titles to round out the rest of the year. Here’s a sneak peek!
April: The Talented Miss Farwell, by Emily Gray Tedrowe
May: The Honey Bus, by Meredith May
June: Oh, William!, by Elizabeth Strout
Hanks provides a collection of stories that are surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part: sometimes minor, sometimes central.
"A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories..."--Publisher annotation.
Beth and Sue, Book Club Co-Chairs
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