Ballarat’s December 2021 Girly Book Club
Boatshed Restaurant, 27A Lake Wendouree Foreshore, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350, Australia
NOTE: As this is the last meeting of the year, please also bring a favourite book wrapped if you wish to be part of the book exchange. All persons attending must be able to prove they have been double vaccinated.
We can’t believe we’re wrapping up the year, but alas, here we are! To celebrate, we’re doing something different this month: GBC Founder, Erin Woodward, is pleased to bring you her favorite novel of the year for December’s official title: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery–one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
We look forward to meeting you this month and celebrating the holidays together over our shared love of books!
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