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PageTurners Discuss "Ethan Frome" and "Zeena"

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 Join a discussion of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and Zeena by Elizabeth Cooke. In Ethan Frome, a new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zenobia. Zeena: A Novel is a reworking of the book Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. Zenobia Frome is given her own voice, which she uses to tell of the events and emotions that led her to residing in the New England town of Starkfield.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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WestportREADS 2017: Discuss "Bettyville" at Barnes & Noble

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Join a discussion of the WestportREADS selection for 2017 of Bettyville by George Hodgman. This humorous and insightful memoir is the story of how he left Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, and found himself an unlikely caregiver for his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will who was in her nineties and showing signs of dementia. George struggles over whether to try and lure her into assisted living, away from the home they both treasure. Betty, who speaks her mind but keeps her emotions private, has never accepted the fact that her son is gay.

 

Location: Barnes & Noble,1076 Post Rd East, Westport

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. Information on more Library book groups.

Community partner: Barnes & Noble

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

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WestportREADS 2017: PageTurners & Westport Center for Senior Activities Discuss "Bettyville"

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Join a discussion of the WestportREADS selection for 2017 of Bettyville by George Hodgman. This humorous and insightful memoir is the story of how he left Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, and found himself an unlikely caregiver for his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will who was in her nineties and showing signs of dementia. George struggles over whether to try and lure her into assisted living, away from the home they both treasure. Betty, who speaks her mind but keeps her emotions private, has never accepted the fact that her son is gay.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

Community partner: Westport Center for Senior Activities

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Circling the Sun

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Note that the evening group is now meeting Thursday, October 20 at 7 pm. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.  Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Circling the Sun

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: The Red Notebook

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: The Red Notebook

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Join PageTurners for a discussion of The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Information on more Library book groups.

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Pride and Prejudice

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As a part of of a year of reading Jane Austen, join PageTurners for a discussion of Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. Though Austen set the story at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books." It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes.

For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. 

Information on more Library book groups.

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