Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!What
: Robinson book club - Second Chance by Jane GreenWhen
: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:00 PMWhere
: Market District Giant Eagle
100 Settlers Ridge Center Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Our book for the August meeting is Second Chance by Jane Green. Here are two different synopses for you since they are both so short:
#1 - After a terrorist attack on an Amtrak train kills 39-year-old Tom, his death serves as the catalyst for changes in the lives of four estranged schoolmates he left behind in England. Reuniting at Tom's memorial service are Holly, a former free spirit uncomfortably forced into becoming a suburban matron by her workaholic, social-climbing husband; Olivia, a lonely director of an animal shelter; Paul, a writer whose blissful marriage with his fashionable wife is marred by their inability to conceive; and Saffron, a recovering alcoholic actress secretly involved with a married Hollywood megastar. Tom's death reignites their friendship, causes them to reevaluate their lives and sends them marching toward a concluding warm fuzzy.
#2 - Tom Fitzgerald, a Brit living in the States, is only 39 when he kisses his wife and children good-bye and boards a doomed train. In the wake of his death, his friends, some of whom haven't seen in each other in nearly two decades, come together to remember him. Despite one night of passion, Holly and Tom remained best friends, and she thinks she is content with her picture-perfect life despite a lack of love for her husband until she reconnects with Tom's charismatic, introspective younger brother. Olivia takes a chance on a man Tom set her up with shortly before he died. An actress in L.A., Saffron has fallen in love with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars, but she is growing tired of waiting for him to leave his loveless marriage. Paul and Anna couldn't love each other more, but her inability to conceive a child mars their happy marriage.
Hope to see everyone there!
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/14247919/