UPDATE: After Matthew Quick's talk at the Boston Public Library (6-7pm), we will be heading over to the restaurant Tico, conveniently located at 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116. All are welcome to join us for a bite and fun conversation even if you can't make the talk!! We should arrive at the restaurant between 7:15 and 7:30. Please RSVP (and email me with any late changes) so I can make/adjust reservation as appropriate. Looking forward to a great evening!! Reservation under the name: Carol Siblings.
( http://www.ticorestaurant.com/index.php )
Hi everyone! There's a free talk at the Boston Public Library by author Matthew Quick about his newest book, The Good Luck of Right Now. While it isn't a book about "Siblings," the description sounds like it may raise some common themes (and, in any case, I loved the movie The Silver Linings Playbook, which was based on the novel by the same name that he wrote). I'm thinking we could attend the talk and then head to a nearby restaurant for a bite to eat and to chat. If people are interested in joining for dinner only, then chime in and we can pick a place ahead of time. Recommendations welcome!
The talk is at the BPL, in the Abbey Room, Central Library, Copley Square in Back Bay. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014, 6 – 7 P.M.
Here's the description from the BPL website:
Matthew Quick is the author of The Good Luck of Right Now. Bartholomew has lived with his mother for 38 years. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His counselor says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he has found a clue when he discovers a “free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere in his mother’s drawer and the adventure begins. Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times best-selling author of several novels including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into the 2013 Oscar-winning film. His work has been translated into 28 languages and he has received the PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention among other accolades. All of his books have been optioned for film.