March 2019 Book Club
This month we will be reading The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. For this book club we will be reading the novel independently and meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm to discuss. Stop in for your copy at a discount(20% on hardcover and 10% on paperback)! For more information or further questions Contact Us! As always to keep up to date with what is going on with the bookstore find us on social media. We can't wait to see everyone for the book club!
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?
It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.