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VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

2020-11-19 18:30:00 2020-11-19 19:30:00 America/Chicago VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly virtual book discussion. November's title: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Register now to receive your exclusive Zoom link via email! Virtual: Zoom

Thursday, November 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-11-19 18:30:00 2020-11-19 19:30:00 America/Chicago VIRTUAL: West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly virtual book discussion. November's title: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Register now to receive your exclusive Zoom link via email! Virtual: Zoom

West Branch's monthly virtual book discussion. November's title: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. Register now to receive your exclusive Zoom link via email!

Join us for West Branch's monthly virtual book discussion group. We read a variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and meet once a month on Zoom for a thoughtful discussion. Register here to receive the Zoom meeting information. Limited print copies of the selected title will be available at the West Branch for Browse & Go pickup.

Book description:  The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

It is 1970 in a small town in California. "Bean" Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s family for generations.

An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, and the sisters start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Liz is whip-smart—an inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox.

Jeannette Walls has written a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

West Branch

Phone: 630-264-3600
Fax: 630-844-8695
Branch manager
Scott Grotto

Hours
Mon, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Mar 03 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 04 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 05 Closed
Sat, Mar 06 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Mar 07 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

This branch is connected to Washington Middle School and known for its creattive displays and programs for adults. Complete with three study rooms and two conference rooms.

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Virtual Via Zoom

Tue, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Discord

Tue, Mar 02, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Wed, Mar 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
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Thu, Mar 04, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Thu, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Mon, Mar 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Tue, Mar 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Thu, Mar 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sun, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Mon, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Mon, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Mar 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tue, Mar 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Mar 16, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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