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February 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!

February's book is HAPPINESS, AS SUCH by Natalia Ginzburg

The hauntingly beautiful epistolary novel from “a glowing light of modern Italian literature” (New York Times Book Review)

At the heart of Happiness, as Such is an absence—an abyss that pulls everyone to its brink—created by a family’s only son, Michele, who has fled from Italy to England to escape the dangers and threats of his radical political ties. This novel is part epistolary: his mother writes letters to him, nagging him; his sister Angelica writes, missing him; so does Mara, his former lover, telling him about the birth of her son who may be his own. Left to clean up Michele’s mess, his family and friends complain, commiserate, tease, and grieve, struggling valiantly with the small and large calamities of their interconnected lives.

Natalia Ginzburg’s most beloved book in Italy and one of her finest achievements, Happiness, as Such is an original, wise, raw, comic novel that cuts to the bone.

Wednesday, February 5th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 West Lovers Lane
#142
Dallas, TX 75209
Happiness, as Such Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Minna Proctor (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811227995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - June 25th, 2019