February Booked For Lunch Selection

Monday, February 27 at noon: Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

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This February we will be discussing Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon. A suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel “infused with warmth and humor” (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together.

Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie “breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals…a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This is an “amusing and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly) story about forever friends on the twisting path of life who come to understand how the fine threads of humanity connect us all.

Join Robin B. in person or online via Zoom, on Monday, February 27 at noon. Regular and large print copies are available at the adult circulation desk. Digital editions are available for download using Libby. Registration is encouraged using our calendar https://athol.librarycalendar.com/event/booked-lunch-7 or by email RBrzozowski@cwmars.org.