Friday, July 31, 2015

Book Club: August Selection

As promised, NCL Book Club is back on track for August. The lazy days of summer are coming (for those of in the Northern Hemisphere) and everyone is eager to spend as much time as possible in the sun. If you’re a reader, that pool or ocean side sun worship includes a good book. For August, I am suggesting The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.  

The story starts in the summer of 1974 with Julie Jacobson during her first time at an arts camp called Spirit in the Woods. She is a wallflower dealing with the death of her father and she comes into a group of campers—mostly rich—from Manhattan. The novel follows the lives of this group of friends—self -dubbed The Interestings—as their relationships and their broader lives evolve. The book deals with marriage, jealousy, friendship, success and finding happiness. I can’t wait to discuss it in the Discussion Questions at the end of the month. Happy reading! 

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