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March 2017 book selection

Posts About All The Stars In The Heavens 

February 15, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

Is there one of us who hasn’t seen a Clark Gable movie? I am old enough to remember Loretta Young on television too. Lots has been written about both these stars, but I don’t think the story of their love/hate relationship has been widely covered.  In our March selection , All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, we find out a lot of the details of their lives, we may not have known. Loretta Young’s strength came from her mother, also an amazingly independent woman for her time. Young’s early life in Hollywood was engineered by her mother, but Loretta herself was responsible for much of her family’s wealth. Her moral compass came from within.  Gable, of course, is another story.  You’ll really enjoy the scope of this story. Come join us for the discussion.  Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Get your reservations now.

February 7, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

We had such a good time meeting Shanthi Sekaran, but I think we are all ready to get back to our Face To Face book discussion meetings.  I am happy to let you know that our March selection will be both fun and glamorous.  Adriana Trigiani’s latest book All The Stars in the Heavens takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.  This is a novelization of the love story between Loretta Young and Clark Gable.  You will also find a little touch of Spencer Tracy thrown in for good measure. Trigiani, who is known for her books about rural Virginia and also her historical fiction that takes place in Italy has an entirely new venue for this book, Hollywood.  She does, however, make sure that at least one major character hails from Southern Italy, allowing us to journey there during this story.  She has a real flair for characterization, and I know you will be swept up by this love story.  Please get your place at the table reserved for the first Face To Face meeting of 2017.  Tuesday, March 14, at either 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  See you there.

In Conversation with Donna Apidone

February 2017 selection: Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy - Lucky Boy

January 2017 selection: False Friend

Andrew Grant - False Friend

November 2016 selection: My Culinary Journey

Georgeanne Brennan - My Culinary Journey


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