May Booked for Lunch Selection
Monday, May 23 at noon: That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Summer is on the way and the Booked for Lunch group is getting ready! The May discussion theme is beach reads, and we are catching up with a favorite from the 2021 "must read list" - That Summer by Jennifer Weiner.
Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?
While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?
From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a “compelling, nuanced novel” (Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post) about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship. (description from Amazon.)
Join Robin Brz., in person or online via Zoom, on Monday, May 23 at noon to discuss this newer novel from Jennifer Weiner, called "the undisputed boss of the beach read" by the New York Times. Regular and large print copies are available at the adult circulation desk. Digital editions are available for download using Libby or Overdrive. Registration is encouraged using our new calendar at https://athol.librarycalendar.
Posted: to Athol Library News on Tue, Apr 19, 2022
Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2022