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Book of the Month Chat – November – French Braid
November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday November 29, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to our ‘Book of the Month’, with specially selected titles by your Library staff. November’s selection, chosen by Gail, is French Braid by Anne Tyler.
Reserve your copy now (we have extras), then join in the conversation with Gail and Leanne in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room on Tuesday 29th November at 2.30pm.
Share your thoughts, or just listen, in a casual friendly circle of fellow book lovers.
About the Book
A stand-out new family novel from the critically acclaimed, Booker-prize shortlisted author of A Spool of Blue Thread
The major new novel from the beloved prize-winning author — a brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family’s foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today.
When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone is determined not to notice. Over at her studio, she wants space and silence. She won’t allow any family clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond. Yet it is a clutter of untidy moments that forms the Garretts’ family life over the decades, whether that’s a painstaking Easter lunch or giving a child a ride, a fateful train journey or an unexpected homecoming.
And it all begins in 1959, with a family holiday to a cabin by a lake. It’s the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations.
About the Author
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.
In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as ‘the greatest novelist writing in English’; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.