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Adult Book Club (Virtual)

Date May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We meet via Zoom once a month for a discussion on our monthly book. We have on-going discussions on Facebook & Goodreads, where you will find the discussion questions. Click here to get on the Book Club updates list.

Our book this month is: Empire Falls by Richard Russo

“Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo.

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.”

Details

Date:
May 12
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Sarah Rearigh
Phone:
724-235-2249
Email:
sarah.rearigh@wlnonline.org