14 March
March Book Club

Description

We invite you to join us for our monthly Book Club, discussing Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. We are so excited to share this book with you all, and to hear your thoughts on it. 

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.

Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. 

“Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature.” —The Guardian

"Tom Lake is a book to be savored—the once-in-a-blue-moon type." — San Francisco Chronicle

“A swoony, luminous reminder about the endurance of love and happiness in a broken world.” — Oprah Daily

"A searching reflection on the relationships between theater and life, romance and realism, Tom Lake is perhaps Patchett’s finest novel yet.” — Boston Globe

If you have discussion questions ready that you don't want to forget, add them to the comments on your RSVP form!

There will be ample seating and refreshments available as well.

Date and Time

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

6:30p - 8:00p EST

Location

SMB Financial Strategies

1 Garfield Circle
Unit 2
Burlington , MA 01803
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