Page Turners Book Club


 

The Page Turners Book Club will begin meeting in-person on the 2nd Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
in our Community Room to allow for social distancing.
Masks are mandated.

For additional information, please call Cathryn at (262) 363-6411, ext. 4105.

 

Monday, October 12th at 1:00 pm

Educated

by Tara Westover

Educated: A Memoir: Westover, Tara: 9780399590504: Amazon.com: Books

 

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue

“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

 

 

Monday, November 9th at 1:00 pm

Nobody’s Fool

by Richard Russo

 

Amazon.com: Nobody's Fool (9780679753339): Russo, Richard: Books

 

This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story.

Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man’s, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father’s footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity’s follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody’s Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous.

Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.