June’s Book Club for Grown Ups
by Maggie Shipstead
The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface. The father of the bride, is preoccupied by his mysterious exclusion from an island golf club and tormented by an inappropriate crush on the beguiling bridesmaid. Sister of the bride–recently heartbroken by the son of her father’s greatest rival—is a too-ready target for the wiles of the best man. When old resentments, a beached whale, and an escaped lobster are added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.
“Gratifying on every scale” —Boston Globe
Thursday, June 30 – 7:30