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Book of the Month – May – The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
May 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday May 31, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to our May ‘Book of the Month’, with specially selected titles by your Library staff. Reserve your copy now (we have extras), then join in the conversation with Leanne – in person – and tell us what you think. Monday 31st May at 10.30am in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room
The book of the month for May is The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
About the Book
Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.
Dodging doctor’s orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eight-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.
To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.
As their extraordinary friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.
Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny and brimming with tenderness, THE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LENNI AND MARGOT unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we need them most.