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Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Did You Ever Have a Family

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays), Howe Library's book group. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at noon.  Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for good discussion.

Tuesday, May 9th

Did You Ever Have a Family

by Bill Clegg


(starred review) Literary agent Clegg, who has penned two acclaimed memoirs, here turns to fiction with a deeply haunting story. June Reid loses her entire family in a house fire: her daughter, who was about to be married; her daughter's fiance; her ex-husband; and her much-younger boyfriend, Luke. Utterly bereft, June leaves her Connecticut hometown and drives to the Moonstone motel in the Pacific Northwest, where she stays for months, barely leaving her room. The narrative also incorporates viewpoints from others affected by the tragedy, however tangentially, including the wedding caterer and the florist; Luke's mother, Lydia, who bears the brunt of the small-town gossip in the wake of the fire, especially from small-minded people intent on blaming her son for the disaster; Silas, a teenage pothead who knows more about the fire than he is willing to admit; and the proprietor of the Moonstone, who senses that June "is the most alone person I've ever met, half in the world and half out of it." Clegg is both delicately lyrical and emotionally direct in this masterful novel, which strives to show how people make bearable what is unbearable, offering consolation in small but meaningful gestures. Both ineffably sad and deeply inspiring, this mesmerizing novel makes for a powerful debut. - Booklist

Review: NPR

PLACE A COPY ON HOLD








Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Rotary Room


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Spotlight Talk and Book Discussion: The Marriage of Opposites
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Music and Movement with Jo Brambles
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Preschool Story Time
May 6, 2017
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Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
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Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Did You Ever Have a Family
May 10, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 10, 2017
Yes, And! with Kate Schaefer
May 10, 2017
French Conversation Club
May 10, 2017
Chess Club
May 11, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
May 12, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 13, 2017
Hanoverís Historic Wolfeboro Road: Part 2
May 15, 2017
First Time Story Time
May 16, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
May 16, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
May 17, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 17, 2017
French Conversation Club
May 17, 2017
Yes, And! with Kate Schaefer
May 17, 2017
Chess Club
May 18, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
May 19, 2017
We Sign Together Story Time
May 19, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 22, 2017
First Time Story Time
May 23, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
May 23, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
May 24, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 24, 2017
Yes, And! with Kate Schaefer
May 24, 2017
French Conversation Club
May 24, 2017
Chess Club
May 25, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
May 26, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 29, 2017
Closed for Memorial Day
May 30, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
May 31, 2017
Preschool Story Time
May 31, 2017
French Conversation Club
May 31, 2017
Chess Club
June 1, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
June 2, 2017
Music and Movement with Jo Brambles
June 2, 2017
Preschool Story Time
June 4, 2017
Container Gardening
June 5, 2017
First Time Story Time
June 6, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
June 7, 2017
Preschool Story Time
June 7, 2017
French Conversation Club
June 7, 2017
Chess Club
June 8, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
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We Sign Together Story Time
June 9, 2017
Preschool Story Time
June 12, 2017
First Time Story Time
June 13, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
June 14, 2017
Preschool Story Time
June 14, 2017
French Conversation Club
June 14, 2017
Chess Club
June 15, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
June 16, 2017
Preschool Story Time
June 19, 2017
First Time Story Time
June 20, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
June 21, 2017
French Conversation Club
June 21, 2017
Chess Club
June 22, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
June 23, 2017
Music and Movement with Jo Brambles
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Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
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Special Performance: Storyteller Antonio Rocha
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French Conversation Club
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