SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday, June 5 at 7:00 PM, the Evening Book Club will be meeting to discuss Miss Jane by Brad Watson. Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a birth defect that would stand in the way of the central “uses” for a woman in that time and place. Miss Jane was longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction.
On Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM, the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting to discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.
Scotlib’s book clubs are free and open to interested members of the public. For more information, go to www.scotlib.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.