Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Share your love of literature with the Novel T’s Book Club



The Novel T’s Book Club meets at the Monrovia Public Library every fourth Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. to discuss literary works selected by members, with a representation of both fiction and non-fiction. Novel T’s shared an enlightening discussion of Liane Moriarity’s What Alice Forgot this past month. When the main character Alice sustains a fall and loses all recollection of the last 10 years of her life, it causes her to reflect on the person she was 10 years ago compared to the very different present-day Alice. This book caused all of us in the group to reflect on whether or not the past is better than the present, and how life would have been different for all of us if we were in Alice’s situation.

 
Our March 25 discussion features the classic novel Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. This novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic Gothic novel is such a compelling read it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the 20th Century.

In April, the club reads Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. The May title is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

The monthly discussion is held in the Library Storytime Room at 6:45 p.m., and refreshments are served based on the theme of the book. All are welcome to join the Novel T’s!

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