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February 2013 Contemporary Book Discussion

  • Feb 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Title: The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Genre: Fiction – Apocalyptic
Year of Publication: 2012
Approximate Page Count: 355 pages
Summary: What if your life was upended in an instant? What if your spouse or your child disappeared right in front of your eyes? Was it the Rapture or something even more difficult to explain? How would you rebuild your life in the wake of such a devastating event? These are the questions confronting the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, a formerly comfortable suburban community that lost over a hundred people in the Sudden Departure. Kevin Garvey, the new mayor, wants to move forward, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized neighbors, even as his own family disintegrates. This book is a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection, and loss in the face of the sudden disappearance of millions of people. The author displays his keen insight into modern suburban life, creating a memorable cast of characters and examining their lives with sympathy, wit and wisdom.
Suggested by: Kristin H.


Author and Book Presentation: Kristin
Discussion Questions: Christine

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