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Book of the Month – December/January – The Performance

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January 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday January 31, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Welcome to our December/January ‘Book of the Month’, with specially selected titles by your Library staff. This month our Lucy has chosen The Performance.

Reserve your copy now (we have extras), then join in the conversation with Lucy and Lee in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room. Share your thoughts, or just listen, in a casual friendly circle of fellow book lovers.

The book of the month for December/January is The Performance by Claire Thomas

About the Book

The false cold of the theatre makes it hard to imagine the heavy wind outside in the real world, the ash air pressing onto the city from the nearby hills where bushfires are taking hold.
The house lights lower.
The auditorium feels hopeful in the darkness.

As bushfires rage outside the city, three women watch a performance of a Beckett play.

Margot is a successful professor, preoccupied by her fraught relationship with her ailing husband. Ivy is a philanthropist with a troubled past, distracted by the snoring man beside her. Summer is a young theatre usher, anxious about the safety of her girlfriend in the fire zone.

As the performance unfolds, so does each woman’s story. By the time the curtain falls, they will all have a new understanding of the world beyond the stage.

And… you might like to join the ‘Book of the Month’ Beanstack Challenge

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January 31
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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
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