Milton Public Library’s Celebrity Book Club choice to be The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

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Milton Public Library’s Celebrity Book Club choice to be The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Book club to meet on August 1

On Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room, the Celebrity Book Club will meet under the guidance of staff members Sally Lawler and Sara Truog. The book to be read in advance is The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin (c2019). When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, “The Love Poem,” she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief episode forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. This is a sweeping, yet intimate, epic about one American family, the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose – and sometimes rescue – the ones we love. This novel pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, to also help us understand the past. Please join them for a very enjoyable read and discussion about the book. No registration is required. Please call the Reference Dept. to place a hold on a copy of the title.

For more information about these events:

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to the public. They are held in the lower level Keys Community Room unless otherwise specified here. For more information, go to www.miltonlibrary.org and click on “events” from the main page, or call Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference at 617-698-5757, x.3.

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