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Adult Book Club "One-in-a-Million Boy" & Annual Holiday Party

'Tis the season for the Annual Book Club Holiday Potluck Party! If you would like to bring something to share, please go to this form (or just bring yourself!). Please Note: December's meeting will be held downstairs in the Village Depot Room to give us room to spread out by the kitchen.

In addition to making merry, we will be discussing the following book:

She may be 104 years old, but Ona Vitkus is on a mission and it's all because of The One-in-a-Million Boy (by Monica Wood). "The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school?" So says 104-year-old, wily Lithuanian immigrant Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades. One Saturday, the boy doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that the world can surprise us at any age, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find ourselves again.


The Hooksett Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month on the upper level of the library. We're always happy to welcome new members! Please note: Due to size restrictions, this group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please call the library at 603-485-6092 for additional information.

 

 

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