[Her]story Book Club: Nora Webster

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Join us for the [Her]story book club! Read and share comments about three literary narratives focusing on female characters as developed by male and female authors.

February 23 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
March 23 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
April 20 – Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Nora Webster

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Wounded, selfish, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself.


April 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Southport, CT 06890 United States
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