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The Leftovers by Tom Perotta (Friday Book Club)

  • Jun 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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In The Leftovers, author Tom Perrotta, explores what would happen if The Rapture actually took place and millions of people just disappeared from the earth. How would normal people respond? Perrotta’s characters show a variety of coping techniques, including indifference, avoidance, depression, freaking out, and the joining of cults. Despite the exceptional circumstances, it’s really not unlike how people respond to more minor incidents in their lives (excepting cults). The result is a novel that’s a slow burn yet strangely compelling, one that leaves the reader pondering the story long after it’s over. In vivid and occasionally satiric prose, he takes a bizarre and abnormal event--the Rapture--and imagines how normal people would deal with being left behind.



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  • Maggie

    I apologize as well - I just got handed an ASAP assignment and so will not be able to come. Have fun.

    June 20, 2014

    • Maggie

      I enjoyed the book so that would have been great but I am still in the office. Hope you guys had great discussion and lots of wine.

      June 20, 2014

    • Kathy

      We missed your cupcakes. :-)

      June 21, 2014

  • Emily

    My apologies as well! I'm stuck at work too :( Hope you all have a great time!

    June 20, 2014

    • Leah

      If you'd like to come a bit later, we'd love to see you.

      June 20, 2014

  • Victoria

    I am so sorry for the late notice, but I've got a summer cold that is only getting worse, so won't be able to make it tonight. Apologies!!

    June 20, 2014

    • Leah

      Hope you feel better soon and that we get to see you next time. Leah

      June 20, 2014

  • Jon Y

    I'm running 20-30 mins late, was stuck at work. Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

    June 20, 2014

    • Leah

      No problem, see you when you get here. Leah

      June 20, 2014

  • Andi

    Hey guys, something came up and I won't be able to make it for The Leftovers. Have fun!

    June 11, 2014

    • Kathy

      Thanks for letting us know. See you next time!

      June 12, 2014

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