Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:30
UC ALUMNI BOOK CLUB
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE UC ALUMNI BOOK CLUB ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH AS WE DISCUSS THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE BY ZOE WHITTALL
George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father’s defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt? With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.
-- House of Anansi Press
The UC Librarian, Margaret Fulford, will lead a discussion. Refreshments and treats will be provided.
University College, Room UC240 (Northeast corner of building, second floor)
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP at www.uc.utoronto.ca/ucbookclub
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or accessibility requirements. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.