4 Seasons Book Club Discussion - "The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich

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The Winter 2022 4 Seasons Book Club's pick is The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. (If you wish to join the discussion, please see Zoom info below.)

In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors.

Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

The Sentence begins on All Souls' Day 2019 and ends on All Souls' Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.

The 4 Seasons Book Club meets quarterly to discuss works of modern fiction and celebrated classics. We decide what to read by group vote. Anyone is welcome to participate in the discussion but Book Club copies are limited. If you would like to join our book club, vote on our next selection, reserve a copy of the book and participate in the next discussion, please contact Joyce, jwheatley@tcpl.org. This event is free and open to the public.

Topic: 4 Seasons Book Club
Time: Feb 17, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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