Tag Archives: Elizabeth Strout

Virtual Book Club – January 2023

Via Zoom

The Golden Compass


by Phillip Pullman

Considered a classic in the fantasy genre, this is Book 1 of the His Dark Materials Trilogy.

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other

The Southbury Library will hold copies of this novel for the AE Book Club.

Participants must register by Tuesday, November 15 to receive the Zoom link.

Book Club is free and limited to 12 attendees.

Virtual Book Club – November 2022

Via Zoom

My Name Is Lucy Barton


by Elizabeth Strout

From the author of Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge comes an unforgettable mother-daughter story.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life: her impoverished childhood in Amgash, Illinois, her escape to New York and her desire to become a writer, her faltering marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. In My Name Is Lucy Barton, one of America’s finest writers shows how a simple hospital visit illuminates the most tender relationship of all-the one between mother and daughter.

The Southbury Library will hold copies of this novel for the AE Book Club.

Participants must register by Tuesday, November 15 to receive the Zoom link.

Book Club is free and limited to 12 attendees.