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JULY BOOK CLUB

May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes

A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation. Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, a taller, smarter, and more successful high-flying TV executive, acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. But Harry, a historian and Nixon scholar, also knows George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives in which they both must seek absolution.

Harry finds himself suddenly playing parent to his brother’s two adolescent children, tumbling down the rabbit hole of Internet sex, dealing with aging parents who move through time like travelers on a fantastic voyage. As Harry builds a twenty-first-century family created by choice rather than biology, we become all the more aware of the ways in which our history, both personal and political, can become our destiny and either compel us to repeat our errors or be the catalyst for change.

May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.

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  • Dolores R.

    Can't wait to discuss this Monty's book!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the discussion in a very pleasant venue. Thank you for making me read this book, good choice!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent as always

    July 20, 2013

  • Nancy D.

    I forgot to mention that the book selections are the choice of the "grand inquisitor." Whoever volunteers gets to select book choices for an upcoming meetup. We don't have many rules but the two we both adhere to are that we don't censor what anyone says, and we ask that everyone's opinions are respected.

    July 20, 2013

  • Nancy D.

    If anyone would like to be the grand inquisitor, please feel free to volunteer. We appreciate it when others do. Also, pease post constructive comments only and email Ellen and I directly if you are unhappy about anything.

    July 20, 2013

  • Mary O.

    Excellent discussion. Now I want to read the book.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the book we read as well as the comments from the women in the group. However, there were two members who tended to dominate the converstaion and who often let it get off track. Maybe we could take turns leading and also let more people suggest books.

    July 20, 2013

  • Ellen

    Have to work:(

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never received the book.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Christine - I borrowed a copy from the library and read it in a day.
    I expect you'll enjoy it, too, once you finally get to read it. :)

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! I tried the library last week and there was a waiting list... Nothing today in the mail
      :-( maybe tomorrow...

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ordered the book on July 1st from amazon and still don't have it; this is why I hate amazon. If I get it today, I'll have time to read it, but if I opt out late, it's because of the amazon snafu!

    July 16, 2013

  • Ellen

    Maybe

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry to miss this. will be away

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just moving to Bradenton, and use to own a book store. Love to read!

    1 · April 26, 2013

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