|Contemporary Books Discussion Group: Marriage of Opposites|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Join us for the discussion of "Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.
Books available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's Contemporary Books Discussion and after that at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Location: Elizabeth R Malmros Room
literature programContact: Courtney Mongiat
Contact Number: 563-344-5705