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PPL Tuesday Morning Book Club

Event Type: Adult Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/12/2013
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Description:
 Enjoy an eclectic selection of books each month with like-minded readers.

This month's meeting will be in the James Activity Room on the lower level for February and March.
On February l2, the group will discuss Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante.

A New York Times bestseller, Turn of Mind is a literary thriller about a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia and accused of killing her best friend. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante's debut novel brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.

When the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her hide it?

A startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to reality through anger, frustration, shame, and unspeakable loss, Turn of Mind examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence.


Location: James Activity Room
Contact: Normalene Zeeman
Contact Number: 777-1509