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First Fridays Book Discussion

'First Fridays Book Club' will be held via Zoom. Our August title is "Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs,' by  Matthew Dicks.

Copies are available as an e-title or for curbside pick-up. russelllibrary.org

A $5.00 yoga class will be offered via Zoom at 5:45-6:45. Sign-up at http://www.ramaluna.com

In the Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs,' by  Matthew Dicks, Caroline Jacobs is a wimp, someone who specializes in the suffering of tiny indignities in silence. And the big ones, too. But when the twinset-wearing president of the local Parent Teacher Organization steps out of line one too many times, Caroline musters the courage to assert herself. With a four-letter word, no less.

Caroline's outburst has awakened something in her. Not just gumption, but a realization that the roots of her tirade can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, when her best friend very publicly betrayed her. So, with a little bit of bravery, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and tell off her childhood friend. She busts her daughter out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback...some twenty-five years later. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets rise to the surface, and Caroline finds she has to face much more than one old, bad best friend.

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is an enchanting novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives. It's the story of a woman looking to fix her life through an act of bravery, and of a mother and daughter learning to understand one another. Deceptively simple and highly engaging, this latest novel by Matthew Dicks is perfect for those of us who were last to be picked at sports, and for everyone who is thrilled not to be in high school any more.

We are excited to partner with Rachel Payne and the RaMa Luna Center for Yoga and Well Being, which is located at 282 Main Street Ext in Middletown, on the third floor of the Palmer Eye Care building, next to the Historic Sanseer Mill and CVS.

Facilitated by Christy Billings of Russell Library, Information Services and Adult Learning Department. Questions? cbillings@russelllibrary.org. Rachel Payne (860) 800-5862 at RaMa Luna, www.ramaluna.com.

Friday, September 4, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Book Group  

The $5.00 yoga class is held separately from the library event. It begins at 5:45 PM -6:45 PM with the book discussion beginning at 7:00 PM.  No cost for the book discussion.

No set-up. Held offsite.

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