CANCELED: Courthouse Book Group: "What You are Going Through"
Join us to discuss a wide range of contemporary (and some classic) titles!
Join us on Zoom every third Thursday at 3pm.
We are meeting virtually until further notice.
We welcome new members to join us in reading and discussing current literary fiction, historical fiction and some nonfiction titles.
Registration required for new members. Returning members will automatically receive the Zoom meeting information each month. Group members will receive the Zoom meeting link by email.
This is a volunteer-led group. The Library will not distribute Zoom login information; the volunteer who leads the group will email a link for the Zoom meeting.
About this Title:
A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people in the ordinary course of her life: an ex she runs into by chance at a public forum, an Airbnb owner unsure how to interact with her guests, a stranger who seeks help comforting his elderly mother, a friend of her youth now hospitalized with terminal cancer. In each of these people the woman finds a common need: the urge to talk about themselves and to have an audience to their experiences. The narrator orchestrates this chorus of voices for the most part as a passive listener, until one of them makes an extraordinary request, drawing her into an intense and transformative experience of her own.In What Are You Going Through, Nunez brings wisdom, humor, and insight to a novel about human connection and the changing nature of relationships in our times. A surprising story about empathy and the unusual ways one person can help another through hardship, her book offers a moving and provocative portrait of the way we live now.
We are reading:
- Jan. 20: "Meet Me at the Museum" by Ann Youngson
- Feb. 17: "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah Harari
- Mar. 17: "Code Name Helene" by Ariel Lawhon
- Apr. 21 "Joseph Anton: A Memoir" by Salman Rushdie
- May 19: "What are You Going Through" by Sigrid Nunez
- Jun. 16 : "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides
- Jul. 21: "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World" by Linda R. Hirshman
- Aug. 18: "Writers and Lovers" by Lily King
- Sep. 15 : "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolfe
- Oct. 20 : "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummings
- Nov. 17: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann
- Dec. 15: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morganstern
For more information, please contact Sharon Drewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-3738.