Book Discussion with the Author!
Sunday, October 2, 2016
The Friends of the Rosendale Library
Invite you to Read and Discuss
The Book That Matters Most
by Ann Hood
Ann Hood will read and discuss the book at the library. Join us for this very special event.
The fall book discussion will feature a new novel by Ann Hood, The Book That Matters Most, on October 2nd at 2:00pm at the library We are thrilled to have the author with us that day. Ann Hood is an accomplished author of 15 novels and many short stories. She will be reading from the book and leading a discussion of the novel.
Review of the novel from Publishers Weekly:
Hood’s (The Obituary Writer) latest novel is a moving, intricate story about loss, healing, and the value of critical thinking. A year after being left by her husband, Ava is still reeling from the grief of separation, which brought back the pain of losing her sister and mother early in life. In order to branch out and meet new people, Ava joins a book club where each member must choose a book that matters most to them for the group to discuss. Although the new activity keeps her engaged, Ava, who lives in Providence, R.I., still feels alone, with her son abroad in Africa and her daughter studying in Florence. What Ava doesn’t know is that her daughter has recently quit school and is now living in Paris under increasingly dangerous circumstances. Ava doesn’t immediately enjoy the book group (she watches a movie adaptation instead of reading the first book), but bit by bit, book by book, she rediscovers her love of reading, makes new friends, and begins to heal. As the narrative focus moves among different characters and back and forth in time, suspense builds about what happened to Ava’s mother and sister and what might happen to her daughter. Meanwhile, the book club allows Ava to examine her grief and slowly learn how to move forward. This is a gripping, multifaceted novel about recovering from different kinds of loss and the healing that comes from a powerful story. (Aug.)
The book will be released on August 9th and there will be copies available for loan at the library after August 22nd.
You may borrow the book from the Rosendale Circulation Desk or Mid-Hudson Library Collection. Please contact the Library for Assistance.