Rockaway Townsquare, Rockaway, NJ
EDIT on 10/19: The date of this Meetup has changed due to the book's unavailability for most of us at the library. Hopefully by January, we'll have all gotten the book. Fingers crossed!
Just saw this book recommended by comedian Jim Gaffigan on his Instagram. Excited to read it! Thanks to Karen for the recommendation!
Here's the synopsis: On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.
Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.
Hi, I'm Fran and so excited to be a part of this group of great ladies.
My name is Laura and I'm looking to meet new people to hang out with up here.
Hi, I'm LuAnn. I recently moved and I'm excited to find this great book club to join.
So glad this group is up and running.
Hi, I'm Kim. I'm a teacher looking to have fun and meet new friends.