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Opening Tea

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Join us Thursday morning, September 15th from 10am – 12pm at 111 Melrose Road

No need to RSVP.  Just stop by…

It’s casual and fun, and OK to bring the baby/little one if you’re new in town or you don’t have a sitter.

  • Greet old friends and meet new neighbors
  • Join or renew your Town Club membership
  • Register for our popular Dinner Club Program
  • Join one of our fundraising & social event committees

Questions about the event? Contact Trina Kincey at membership@townclubml.org

September Wine, Women, and Wit Book Club: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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We meet monthly on a Wednesday evening and focus on books that have been made into films. If you don’t have time to read the book, just watch the movie! Then come on over for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation.

Hostess will provide dessert and drinks. Those able to attend, please feel free to bring wine or something to drink, but don’t feel compelled to every time.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Archana, at archana.p.mehta@gmail.com.

In September, we’re reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

Committed to a quiet life in little Enniscorthy, Ireland, the industrious young Eilis Lacey reluctantly finds herself swept up in an unplanned adventure to America, engineered by the family priest and her glamorous, “ready for life” sister, Rose. Eilis’s determination to embrace the spirit of the journey despite her trepidation–especially on behalf of Rose, who has sacrificed her own chance of leaving–makes a bittersweet center for Brooklyn. Colm Tóibín’s spare portrayal of this contemplative girl is achingly lovely, and every sentence rings with truth. Readers will find themselves swept across the Atlantic with Eilis to a boarding house in Brooklyn where she painstakingly adapts to a new life, reinventing herself and her surroundings in the letters she writes home. Just as she begins to settle in with the help of a new love, tragedy calls her home to Enniscorthy, and her separate lives suddenly and painfully merge into one. Tóibín’s haunted heroine glows on the page, unforgettably and lovingly rendered, and her story reflects the lives of so many others exiled from home.

Daytime Book Club: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Join us for a potluck lunch and lively discussion. Newcomers, new members are invited and most welcome!

Event Details

Please RSVP to Jen jlmarotta@gmail.com and bring a potluck dish to share.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

Awards for A Little Life:
WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE
A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST