january, 2018

thu25jan6:45 PM7:45 PMSoutheast Book Club: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Southeast Branch

Event Details

Join us for discussion of Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg. New members are always welcome to participate in our lively discussions.

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is upended when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke—her entire family, all gone in a moment. June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke’s mother, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family—the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Time

(Thursday) 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Location

Southeast Branch

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