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Join us on Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m. on Zoom to A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. This will be the last FLBC for a while, so stop by and say bye!
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts' plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.
Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface--and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.
The title is on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?scope=everything&q=A%20Head%20Full%20of%20Ghosts. If you prefer a physical book, the Main Library is open for pickups by appointment only. Place a hold in our catalog (https://catalog.ocln.org/client/en_US/quincy/search/results?qu=a+head+full+of+ghosts&te=) and wait for an email letting you know it's in. In that email, there will be a link to schedule a pickup time. More info: thomascranelibrary.org/tcpl-go.
Then, we'll meet on Zoom and talk about what we read. If you're on Goodreads, friend us (http://www.goodreads.com/thomascranelibrary) to carry the conversation beyond our meetup.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88085846835