Book Club

We had a rarity for our January meeting--everyone actually read the book! We had a good discussion of Elizabeth Strout's Anything Is Possible. Our February book is the One Book, One Holliston town read: Glad Farm by Catherine Marenghi. The meeting date is February 15 at 7:30 p.m.. The library is also having a book discussion of Glad Farm on Monday, February 26 at 7 p.m. The author will phone or Skype in for a discussion.
 
"Raised in a primitive one-room farmhouse with no indoor plumbing, the fourth of five children, Catherine Marenghi begins her life in poverty and isolation. She leaves home at the age of seventeen. A decade later, she is a successful journalist with the means to buy her family their first decent house. But the past will not be put to rest so easily. Catherine unravels a web of long-buried family secrets, and a terrible betrayal that robbed her family of the home that was rightfully theirs. And she finally uncovers the story her parents never shared: the gladiolus farm that was once their dream. At once lyrical and raw, unflinching in its detail, Glad Farm is an iconic American story of renewal and reinvention, and the mythic power of a house to define our destiny."
 

We are still in need of a host for our February 15 meeting. Please contact either one of us if you can host (or if you have any questions). For those who want to read ahead (but, again, everyone is welcome at Book Club regardless of whether you've read the book), our March book is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Christel and Robin
Book Club Co-Chairs