Exeter Health Library Book Club
Weds 5th July
Library Meeting Room, Exeter Health Library
As it’s our first book club, we’re offering a variety of titles to choose from, to get the conversation started!
Next up is This book will save your life by A. M. Homes:
Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorcé trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one- except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn’t even notice until two incidents-an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house-conspire to hurl him back into the world. On his way home from the hospital, Richard forms the first of many new relationships: He meets Anhil, the doughnut shop owner, an immigrant who dreams big. He finds a weeping housewife in the produce section of the supermarket, helps save a horse that has fallen into the sinkhole, daringly rescues a woman from the trunk of her kidnapper’s car, and, after the sinkhole claims his house and he has to relocate to a Malibu rental, he befriends a reluctant counterculture icon. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family-his aging parents, his brilliant brother, the beloved ex-wife whom he still desires, and finally, before the story’s breathtaking finale, with his estranged son Ben.
(Summary from Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29415.This_Book_Will_Save_Your_Life?from_search=true)
We ask that you source your own copy of this book, please:
Search for on Exeter Health Library library catalogue
Search for on Devon Libraries library catalogue
Search for on Amazon
Please come and join us for our first book club meeting on Weds 5th July.
If you aren’t able to join us in person, but would like to take part, please submit a book review in the comments section below, or pop it into an e-mail to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it with the group!
We look forward to hearing what you think!