Book Club: ‘The Burgess Boys’ by Elizabeth Strout

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Book Club: 'The Burgess Boys' by Elizabeth Strout


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Cost: Free

A monthly online book club in association with Roe River Books & Louth County Libriares

If you signed up for a previous book club gathering, you are automatically subscribed for future ones, no need to sign up again!

This virtual book club is free to attend, and aimed at adults. All you need to participate is a love of reading and talking about books, and a computer or mobile device with a microphone and camera.

‘The Burgess Boys’ by Elizabeth Strout. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives. Bob, a Legal Aid attorney, idolizes Jim and has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, urgently calls them home. Susan’s teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble and she desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood. Long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationships begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

If you would like to source this or any book, email and Tom will let you know if he can get it for you. Unfortunately under level 5 restrictions Louth County Libraries are closed, however they are operating a delivery service for people who are high risk or in isolation.

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Phone: 0429332332