August book club for grown ups
The Rocks by Peter Nichols
Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What mysterious, catastrophic event drove honeymooners Gerald and Lulu apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet-like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? Peter Nichols hooks us with the mystery of Gerald and Lulu’s secret, then chases its resolutuion backward through time and two overlapping romances in a captivating double love story told in reverse.
“Think of it as a beach read you’ll respect in the morning.” —Entertainment Weekly
Thursday, July 28 – 7:30