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Hastings Highlands Public Library Book Club News October 2020

HHPL Book Club is starting up again. Of course things will be a little different. We will be doing an online discussion instead of meeting in front of the fireplace for our cozy book chats.

On Monday October 26th, you will be able to sign your book out at the front desk.

Books are due back in our Library by Monday November 23rd.

We will be able to talk about the book on our Book Club Facebook Group - just request to join if you are not currently a member.

This month’s novel is the bestselling “Britt-Marie was Here” by Fredrik Backman.

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

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