Island City Book Club

At our January 18th meeting we will discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Please contact the library for additional details.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she has not spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood on Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

Past book club selections include:
  • The Tea Planter's Wife / Dinah Jefferies
  • Like Water For Chocolate / Laura Esquivel
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou
  • Cutting for Stone / Abraham Verghese

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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