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 November 5, 2015  Book Clubs

American WifeIf you missed November’s meeting, join us next month on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 7 pm (This session is full.  You must be a library member and registered to attend).  It will be the last meeting before starting up again in April.

Next book title: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

As we are in the midst of a new government and U.S. political debates, Melissa thought it fitting to select the current title.  The novel focuses on a fictionalized account of Laura Bush’s marriage to president George W. Bush.  When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new position as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she recalls her early life, her courtship and marriage, and the crisis that nearly destroyed their relationship.  She reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.  The discussion should raise many issues and memories, sparking a mini political debate.  Melissa anticipates a well rounded conversation.