11/20/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for Curtis Sittenfeld’sSisterland,a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief. Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet were born with peculiar “senses”—innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that another, more devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. Equally troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister and to face truths about herself she’s long tried to deny.
This Book Club normally meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the Boardroom. Everyone is Welcome!