Book Club is continuing its thematic journey in honor of St. Patrick’s Day with “Brooklyn,” by Colm Toibin. It’s about a girl coming of age in post-WWII Ireland, where the economy is rough and it’s hard to find work. With the help of an Irish priest from Brooklyn, she makes her way to America where she finds work and unexpectedly, love. Just when she starts to think about her future, some bad news from Ireland forces her to go back home. It’s also an excellent movie with Saoirse Ronan in the lead role; so there’s potential for a book/film discussion if folks are interested. We meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar.
Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, e-mail Joe if interested in a book and film discussion/potential screening.