LUNCHTIME BOOK CLUB: Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. But Rachel's life is not her own. To save her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédéric, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, Camille Pissarro, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.
About the Adult Book Club
The Lunchtime bookclub is the same as the Bud Werner Library Book Club, but it meets earlier in the day. Both clubs read the same titles, but on different dates and times.
The Adult Book Club meets once a month and is facilitated by Bud Werner Library's Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover. The book club is designed to be inclusive, supportive and meet the needs and interests of the group. The club is open to anyone interested in participating and you need not attend all the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you! Group is limited to 15 participants per meeting. Sign up at the circulation desk, call 879-0240, or register online.