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BookLovers: A Romance Book Club

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join Candace and the BookLovers Book Club on Wednesday, July 10th at 7PM.

This meeting will be a little different as there will be TWO titles we are comparing and contrasting.

We will be reading Emma by Jane Austen and If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker.

Physical copies of the book are available at the Library for curbside, in-person pick-up & home delivery. Copies of the eBook and digital audiobook are available on Libby and hoopla. For availability, to place a hold, or to schedule a delivery call 508-660-7340, or stop by the Circulation at the Library during your next visit.

For questions, please contact Candace, Book Club Coordinator by emailing cwomack@walpole.ocln.org. All are welcome!

 

Emma Synopsis: Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.” Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.

 

If I Loved You Less Synopsis: Matchmaking? Check. Surfing? Check. Falling in love? As if.Sunny, striking, and satisfied with her life in paradise, Theodosia Sullivan sees no need for marriage. She does, however, relish serving as matchmaker for everyone who crosses her path. As the manager of her family’s surf shop in Hanalei Bay, that includes locals and tourists alike.One person she won’t be playing Cupid for is the equally happy bachelorette down the street. Baker Kini ‘Opunui has been the owner of Queen’s Sweet Shop since her parents passed away and her younger brother married Theo’s older sister and moved to Oahu. Kini’s ready smile, haupia shortbread, and lilikoi malasadas are staples of Hanalei’s main street.However, Theo’s matchmaking machinations and social scheming soon become less charming—even hazardous—to everyone involved. And when she fails to heed Kini’s warnings about her meddling, she may be more successful than she ever intended. Theo has to face the prospect of Kini ending up with someone else, just as she realizes she’s loved Kini all along.

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Date:
July 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Organizer

Candace Womack
Email
cwomack@walpole.ocln.org>

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Walpole Public Library

Venue

Pinnacle Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
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Details

Date:
July 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Candace Womack
Email
cwomack@walpole.ocln.org>

Other

Sponsored by
Walpole Public Library

Venue

Pinnacle Room
143 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
+ Google Map