First Thursday Book Club - Virtual Program

Thursday, June 37:00—8:00 PMVirtual ProgramOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
Zoom ConferenceOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821

The ninth meeting of the First Thursday Book Club will take place via Zoom. The June book will be How to Walk Away by Katherine Center.

We hope you register and join us for the virtual book club discussion. We're looking forward to discussing the book and connecting as readers...all from the comfort of home! Register and you will receive a link on the day of the program to connect via Zoom. 

About the Book: From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller, an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. 

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect. 


How to Walk Away
is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.


Borrow the Book:

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. You can also download the ebook or audiobook for free with your library card with no holds or wait! Use our new library e-resource, Hoopla. The book can then be read or listened to on a phone, tablet, or e-reader. There is even a Hoopla app! Not sure how to use Hoopla or download ebooks and digital audiobooks? Our technology librarian Abby is happy to help! Call her at 978-671-0948 ext. 4105 for one on one technology help. Abby can also help if you are unsure of how to connect to the book club through Zoom. 

Capacity: 11 of 12 spaces available.

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