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Book Club: "Under The Influence" by Joyce Maynard

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Book Club: "Under The Influence" by Joyce Maynard

Thu., 10/12/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
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Join us at the Athens Branch for a lively discussion of Joyce Maynard's poignant story about the true meaning - and the true price - of friendship.

Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence--running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott--Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due.

No registration is required and new people are always welcome to join the discussion! Call 715-257-7292 for more information.
Book Club Athens Adults

Brief: Discussion of a novel about a woman who falls apart in her personal and professional life, and falls under the spell of a charming couple. No registration required and new people are always welcome!





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