Thu, Jun 13|
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Join fellow bookworms in reading some of the latest works penned by contemporary fiction and non-fiction writers.
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Ranch at Laguna Beach, S, 31106 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
About The Event
Book Club fourth meeting.....
The club will be meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month. If you have questions feel free to reach out to Kristie @ 949-981-3663 our bookclub ambassador.
The book on the list for June is : Standard Deviation, Katherine Heiny
“Standard Deviation,” Katherine Heiny’s first novel, is about a marriage, and, as with marriage, it is easier to catalog this novel’s individual sly charms than it is to nail down the essential, quicksilver thing that makes it such a success.
Heiny’s follow-up to her 2015 short story collection “Single, Carefree, Mellow” opens with a husband, Graham, and wife, Audra, doing their grocery shopping on a Saturday morning in New York City. Told in the third person but heavily mediated by Graham’s consciousness, this first scene tells us much of what we will need to know about the couple: They have been married for 12 years. Audra, 41, is “not quite beautiful but her liveliness kept her far away from plain.” Graham is 15 years older — it is “one of those marriages” he assumes everyone thinks when they are out in public. They have a son named Matthew. They are white, and gruesomely so; Graham idly imagines he “would have made an excellent owner of a safe house in the Underground Railroad,” while Audra makes a special, alarming point of telling a black store clerk what a great job he’s doing.
Our Past Reads:
Then She Was Gone: A Novel by Lisa Jewell
Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly
Once Upon a Secret, Mimi AlfordThanks,
Kristie M Hensley