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UH Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton

June 2, 2016, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The next book we will be discussing is My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.  Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

You can join us for just one session if you like a particular book or come to all of the sessions. There is no long-term commitment necessary. So that we know how many people to expect, RSVP to April Hickman.

We are also excited to announce the books for the upcoming year:

  • July 7: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • August 4: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
  • September 1: Jewish Book Festival Book TBD
  • October: NO BOOK CLUB
  • November 3: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philip Senoker
  • December 1: In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  • January 5: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
  • February 2: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
  • March 2: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • April 6: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • May 4: The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
  • June 1: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald