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Book Discussion of Susan Minot's "Evening" at Tottenville Library


Last night, Feb 8, the Tottenville Library book discussion group met to discuss Evening by Susan Minot. We had 20 attendees, the largest amount ever at the Tottenville Library book discussion. The discussion was lively and animated as usual.

Some felt the book was a bit too depressing, but most seemed to be interested in the story of a woman dying and reflecting back on an incident that had taken place 40 years earlier. What did that incident mean to her? Was she foolish for dwelling on it, or was it a legitimate thing to carry with her?

I don't know that the group came up with definitive answers, but it was a great discussion of a somewhat, by consensus, difficult book to read. Next up on March 8, The Gathering by Anne Enright.


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