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Lost & Found: A Fairy Tale Retold

adult book group

2019-06-27 18:30:00 2019-06-27 21:00:00 America/Chicago Lost & Found: A Fairy Tale Retold Emmet O’Neal Library

Thursday, June 27
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-06-27 18:30:00 2019-06-27 21:00:00 America/Chicago Lost & Found: A Fairy Tale Retold Emmet O’Neal Library

Bella Winter has hit a low. Homeless and jobless, she is the mother of a toddler by a man whose name she didn’t quite catch, and her once pretty face is disfigured by the scar she acquired in a car accident. Friendless and without family, she’s recently disentangled herself from a selfish and indifferent boyfriend and a cruel and indifferent mother. But she shares a quality common to Barbara Comyns’s other heroines: a bracingly unsentimental ability to carry on. Before too long, Bella has found not only a job but a vocation; not only a place to live but a home and a makeshift family. As Comyns’s novel progresses, the story echoes and inverts the Brothers Grimm’s macabre tale The Juniper Tree. Will Bella’s hard-won restoration to life and love come at the cost of the happiness of others?

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