Arts and Entertainment

STL Book Club - Tom Lake

April 9 2024

6:30P-7:15P
Sky's the Limit Yoga Co. 115 W 25th Street Suite A, Norfolk VA 23517 events@skysthelimityogaco.com Price: $5 *all proceeds got to REACH VB
Calling all book lovin’ yogis! We are covering Tom Lake by Ann Patchett for our April 9 meet-up. Bring whatever snacks or beverages make you smile, maybe join us on the mat before our meet-up, and get ready for fun chat about Tom Lake.
Book Info :: In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family’s orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew. Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.

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