Arts Escape Virtual Book Club on Wednesday, February 15

Arts Escape is now accepting registrations for their Virtual Book Club in February. This class will be held online through Zoom.

For this month, facilitator Cathy Capuano will lead AE’s Book Club in reading Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx. The book club meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons--and the unpredictable forces of nature and society--he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.

The Southbury Library will hold copies of this novel for the AE Book Club.

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Submitted by Southbury, CT

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