Friends Book Club
December 13 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Friends of the Walker Memorial Book Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. We will be meeting at the Community Center in the Pine Room. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to [email protected]. This months selection is “Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. You can request a copy of the book from the library.
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Fréderick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.