To: Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 6:30 PM
All are invited to join our book club!
The next meeting of our Glenview Book Club will be Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the Glenview office, 2050 Claire Court.
The group is reading the 2013 novel The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood.
On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.
Anyone interested is asked to bring a snack to share. Email Linda Rockwell to receive the discussion questions the group will cover.