Afternoon Book Group
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
Afternoon Book Group
WhereSouthwest Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Family Man" by Elinor Lipman.
Book DescriptionA hysterical phone call from his ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend Henry Archer's life. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, and lonely. Thalia, his stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage, is now twenty-nine, an actress, hopeful and estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia poses as the girlfriend of a former sitcom star and current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry's Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life--and maybe even new love--in the commotion.
View in Catalog"The Family Man" by Elinor Lipman
Next Month's Title"A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore
NotesThis group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
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Contact Phone206-684-7455
Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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