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Book Club From Book to Big Screen

Monday, May 13 - 11:00 AM


 Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books are available at desk.

 

Movie Viewing
Mondays | 11 am–1 pm
Mar 11  The Children Act
Apr 8     Beautiful Boy
May 13  Crazy Rich Asians

Book and Movie Discussion
Mondays | 12–1 pm
Mar 18  The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Apr 15   Beautiful Boy: A Fathers Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
May 20  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff's string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness. Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction. Beautiful Boy is Nic's story, but from the perspective of his father, David.-Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

 

FAQs

Will the book be available for me to borrow?
Yes, titles are reserved for members and available at the desks.

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Location

5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type
Club
Literary

Organization

Stark Library

Date / Time

Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Perry Sippo
Phone:
(330) 477-8482
Email:
PerryHeights@StarkLibrary.org
More Info:
https://events.starklibrary.org/event/1543132