March Booked For Lunch Selection
Monday, March 27, 2023 at noon: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson.
This March we will be discussing Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. "As big-hearted as it is bizarre, Nothing to See Here is a charming story about people who do not fit into conventional boxes forging unlikely bonds and finding their place in the world" (Chicago Tribune).
Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But Lillian had to leave the school in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.
Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.
Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?
With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love. (Description from book jacket)
Join Robin Brz in person or online via Zoom, on Monday, March 27 at noon. Regular and large print copies are available now at the adult circulation desk. Digital editions are available for download using Libby. Registration is encouraged using our calendar at https://athol.librarycalendar.