Afternoon Open Book Club ( Some Luck by Jane Smiley)

April 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Afternoon Open Book Club ( Some Luck by Jane Smiley)

April’s AOBC selection is Jane Smiley’s Some Luck. Copies are available to checkout at the Circulation desk. The meeting will be the third Wednesday of the month at 1pm in the Story Garden. The book club is free and open to the public- all are welcome.

1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have just welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their family farm. He will be the oldest of five.

Each chapter in this extraordinary novel covers a single year, encompassing the sweep of history as the Langdons abide by time-honored values and pass them on to their children. With the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change through the early 1950s, we watch as the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis. Later still, a girl we’d seen growing up now has a little girl of her own.

The first volume of an epic trilogy from a beloved writer at the height of her powers, Some Luck starts us on a literary adventure through cycles of birth and death, passion and betrayal that will span a century in America. (

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