This is an evening book club for those who like to prepare/buy food, eat, chitchat and focus on the book by analyzing the characters, plot development, themes, style, purpose etc.
This is a potluck event. Attendees bring their own beverage of choice and a dish as coordinated with the host (e.g., appetizer, entree, side, dessert, etc.). If you need to cancel, please arrange to deliver your dish or send 'take out.'
A bit about the book:
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness sneak out to hear their fortunes.The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.