Book club for adults to meet at Brownstown Public Library


The Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Brownstown Public Library, 120 E. Spring St., to discuss “The Restoration of Celia Fairchild” by Marie Bostwick.

Fairchild, known as advice columnist Dear Calpurnia, has insight into everybody’s problems — except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter.

She throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material — with a stable home and income — only to lose her job. Her one option: Sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.

Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family and about herself.

The club provides an informal atmosphere for patrons 18 and older to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting but may feel free to attend even if they haven’t finished the book as long as they don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.

Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.

Registration is requested and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

Karen Raymer leads the discussion.

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