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AUGUST BOOK CLUB

Our adult book buyer Lori Feathers facilitates an interesting and lively discussion about a fiction or non-fiction title each month here at the store. Come and share your opinions about the book and glean a deeper or different understanding of it from other readers. All are welcome!

This month's book is THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS, a fiercely beautiful novel about one woman’s struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal from the 2018 winner of the PEN/ Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains. 

Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats’s grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption.

Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS is Edna O’Brien’s first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity’s capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

Wednesday, August 7th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780316378246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - December 6th, 2016