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Burke Book Club

"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

2020-09-17 15:00:00 2020-09-17 16:30:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club Virtual

Thursday, September 17
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-17 15:00:00 2020-09-17 16:30:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly book club discussion! Virtual

Join us for a virtual edition of our monthly book club discussion!

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition – its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.

As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life – sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. 

A zoom account is not required to join, but a microphone is. Most mobile devices have microphones installed. If you're using a desk top, most webcams also have microphones built in.  You will need to register for this class in order to get the meeting link.

If you have questions about the program or need help with set up, please email Caroline at cpak@alexlibraryva.org.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion Groups |

TAGS: | virtual | book club |

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