Runnemede Public Library
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RPL Book Club

The next meeting of the Runnemede Library Book Club is scheduled for Wednesday March 7, 2018 @ 6:30pm in the library.

The book selection for this month is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.  Copies are available on the Kindle and a hard copy in the library.

 

About the Book...

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower Eat side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die.  The Gold children- four adolescents on the cusp of self awareness-sneak out to hear their fortunes.

The prophesies inform their next five decades.  Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in'80s San Francisco; Dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor psodt- 9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longeviity research, where she tests the boundary betwen science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probe the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.  It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.



 

These are some of the books the RPL Club has read.  So many books, so little time!

       Join any time.  1st Thursday of the month @ 6:30pm in the library.

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