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First Fridays Book Discussion

'First Fridays Book Club' will be held as a hybrid, Zoom and offsite at RaMa LuNa Center for Yoga and Well Being at 282 Main Street Ext in Middletown.

October's title is Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock 'n' roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. 

Copies are available at the Borrowing Desk or by placing a hold at www.russelllibrary.org

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? (860) 347-2528 Ext 160 or cbillings@russelllibrary.org. Rachel Payne (860) 800-5862 at RaMa Luna, www.ramaluna.com.

Date:
Friday, October 2, 2020 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Offsite
Categories:
  Book Group  

Registration is required. There are 15 seats available.

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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