Read Between the Wines

For July 2014 we will be reading "Silver Linings Playbook" by Matthew Quick.


Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him -- the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat's now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he's being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he's being hunted by Kenny G!

In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry having car troubles. Does anyone live near Brooklyn and be willing to give me a ride? I was really excited to make it, I'd be really appreciative to who ever. Thanks!

    July 21

    • Allison

      Hey Amy, do you still need a ride? If you don't mind a car that smells like leftover wet dog and cigarettes, I can swing by!

      July 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so sorry I just saw this. Thank you so much. I'm guessing it's too late but I really appreciate it!

      July 21

  • Lisa B.

    I am sorry I am feelign under the weather and will not make it. GREAT BOOK!

    July 21

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