647 Broadway (Rt.1), Saugus , MA
SAUGUS BOOK CLUB, HELD AT PANERA BREAD, SAUGUS
WE NOW HAVE 3 BOOK CLUBS :)
HOWEVER LAST MONTH WE HAD TO CANCEL DUE TO NOT ENOUGH ATTENDEES. IF WE END UP HAVING TO CANCEL THE OCTOBER MEETING FOR THE SAME REASON WE MAY NOT CONTINUE OFFERING THE BOOK CLUB IN SAUGUS.
MINIMUM TO HOLD MEETING IS 4
WE WILL BE REVIEWING:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, 1999
MTV Books : Simon & Schuster
Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print, and inspired a major motion picture.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel (and run away from) that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school, the world of first dates, family dramas, new friends, and the loss of a good friend and a favorite aunt. It's a world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show....of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
BOOK CHOICES FOR NEXT WEEKS MEETUP:
Thank you Judi for suggesting them....we will vote at the meetup :)
Please Look after Mom By Kyung-sook Shin
In an overly crowded Seoul subway station, Park So-nyo becomes separated from her husband rushing to make a train. A rural farmer who is totally lost in the big city Park vanishes. Her spouse and adult children panic as mom's steady consistency is the magnet that kept the family together. Each of Park's family feel guilt for taking her for granted as they all assume she will always be there. Her spouse who has never had a kind word for his rural wife realizes how much she means to him and how she ignored her desires to be there for him. Her daughter who thought her mom was an illiterate barbarian who could not read a book misses her as she fondly recalls how her mother encouraged her to read and be much more. Her son who treated her with disdain as he made demands of his mom wants to make amends for his treatment of her. Meanwhile mom wanders the city while recalling her family's embarrassment and disdain of her for being a throwback from a previous century. This is an intriguing look at a Korean family who could be any ethnic group in which taking for granted a loved one until you lose what turns out to be most cherished is a common fault.
· The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
A heartbreaking affair, an unsolved murder, an explosive romance: welcome to summer on the Cape Seven summers ago, Marcella Atkinson fell in love with Cecil McClatchey, a married father of two. But on the same night their romance abruptly ended, Cecil's wife was found murdered --- and their lives changed forever. The case was never solved, and Cecil died soon after, an uncharged suspect. Now divorced and estranged from her only daughter, Marcella lives alone, mired in grief and guilt. Meanwhile, Cecil's grown son, Jed, returns to the Cape with his sister for the first time in years. One day he finds a woman's bathing suit buried in a closet --- a relic, unbeknownst to him, of his father's affair --- and, on a hunch, confronts Marcella.
Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next 25 years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment.