|Brown Bag Book Club to Meet March 15|
Clfiton Forge, VA (March 5, 2018) - The Clifton Forge Public Libraryâ€™s Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 15.
The group will discuss â€śOlive Kitteridge,â€ť written by â€śNew York Timesâ€ť bestselling author, Elizabeth Strout. In a powerful and compassionate voice, the author â€śbinds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character â€“ Olive Kitteridge.â€ť
â€śO: The Oprah Magazineâ€ť hales Stroutâ€™s novel as â€śperceptive, deeply empatheticâ€ť and cites Olive as the â€śaxis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves.â€ťÂ
â€śThe New Yorkerâ€ť review states that Strout â€śanimates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air.â€ť
â€śRarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch,â€ť writes â€śEntertainment Weekly.â€ť
â€śUSA Todayâ€ť declares that Strout â€śconstructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion.â€ť It calls the book â€śglorious, powerful stuff.â€ť
Named Best Book of the Year by â€śThe Wall Street Journal,â€ť â€śThe Chicago Tribune,â€ť and â€śThe San Francisco Chronicle,â€ť among others, â€śOlive Kitteridgeâ€ť was also the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Premio Bancarella Prize, and a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.
The Brown Bag Book Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Libraryâ€™s Michael Armstrong Community Room.
New members are always welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and to bring a lunch. Dessert will be provided.
For more information, contact Helene Baker at 860-558-2170, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library is located at 535 Church Street.
For information on any library programs, call the Clifton Forge Public Library at 863-2519.