Hosted by local writer Kyra Wilson Cook
, the group will meet on the first Friday mornings of each month, and croissants will be provided free of charge from Legend Cafe!
January's selection is Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins .
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.
And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.
Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins
is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
Take some time to yourself after the holiday craziness and decompress with a morning book discussion.