Book Chat with "The Book of Goose"

Past event
Feb 18, 2024, 1 to 3 PM

What better way to stay warm than with a good book?
The Varnum Library invites you to warm your heart with the first book of the winter reading and book discussions.

To start off this season's book chats we are going with "The Book of Goose"

A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li.

Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised―the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape ten years ago. Now Agnès is free to tell her story.

As children in a war-ravaged backwater town, they'd built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves―until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching Agnès on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.

The Book of Goose is the Winner of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A Slate Top Ten Book of the Year
A TIME Best Fiction Book of 2022

Grab a copy and join us for Book Chat with Tea and Coffee on February 18th from 1-3 PM at the Varnum. We'll have the fire going, the drinks hot and the discussion lively.

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Varnum Memorial Library Association, South Vermont 108, Jeffersonville, VT

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