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Adult Book Club: Less

August 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Less book cover featuring the main character falling headfirst through the air surrounded by pages of paper

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our August read is Pulitzer-Prize winning Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Check out the plot summary below!

“Who says you can’t run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes—it would be too awkward—and you can’t say no—it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.

QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?

ANSWER: You accept them all.

What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.”

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Plot summary provided by the publisher.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Details

Date:
August 29, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Island

Kauai

Recommended for

Adults

Branch

Kauai – Princeville
4343 Emmalani Dr.
Princeville, HI 96722 United States
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Phone:
808-826-4310

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.