When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Orrington Public Library, 15 School St., Orrington, ME 04474

RSVP: Via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/470035430577712/ or call librarian Kelly at 207-825-4938 to reserve your copy!

We are going back to an oldie but goodie for our first book club of 2020! Everyone is welcome, we just ask that you pre-read the book so you are ready for discussions. We also will be meeting on the 5th Thursday of this month not our usual 4th Thursday…(Jan. 30th). If you do need a book from the library please just respond below. Or Contact the library.

Our January read:
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother?

From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and The Great Alone comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time―and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.


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