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April/May Book Club: We Need To Talk About Kevin

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This book should bring out some good discussion! Jen has generously offered the use of her office--we'll have the whole place to ourselves! This book topic is pretty dark, so make sure to bring some "light and fluffy" suggestions for the following month. :)

Now a major motion picture by Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, Lionel Shriver’s resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of high hopes shattered by dark realities. Like Shriver’s charged and incisive later novels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, family ties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as“sometimes searing . . . [and] impossible to put down.”