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Ottendorfer Book Club: The Headmaster's Wife


August 12, 2014

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Our August selection is The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene. Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man’s memories of his life and loves. Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of his control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. 

Join us for good company and a great discussion. The Ottendorfer Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every Month. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk or reserve your own online.

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