Literary Angles Book Club - Author visit with George Hodgman

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Quincy Public Library
Large Meeting Room

Event Details

In March, we will be discussing Bettyville by George Hodgman with the author.  All book club members from all groups are invited to join us.

When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.

As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.

Literary Angles meet on the third Tuesday of each month, January through November, at 1:30 PM in the Small Conference Room.  Books for discussion are selected 3-6 months in advance.  Anyone interested in reading along and joining the discussion is welcome to attend. 

Event Type(s): Book Club
Age Group(s): Adult
LeAnne Balzer
(217) 223-1309 ext. 221

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