Please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 pm for a discussion of In the Midst of Winter, by Isabel Allende.
The location will be emailed to book club members a day or two before the meeting. Copies of the book are on reserve for HNN members at Holliston Library.
In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year- old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.-- Provided by publisher.
A look ahead at our 2020 reading list:
February- One Book/One Holliston: The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo
March- Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
April- A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
May-Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout
June-TBD-Put on your thinking caps and send us some suggestions!
Cindy and Sue
Book Club Co-Chairs
Cindy Carr email@example.com
Sue Hatton firstname.lastname@example.org