Book Brave Book Club

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March 19, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Book Brave Book Club


Our Book Brave book club will be reading TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III for the month of March.

TOWNIE is our first memoir selection and tells the tumultuous coming-of-age story of a boy torn between the isolated world of academia and the rough streets of an economically depressed mill town in Massachusetts.

“The clash of worlds between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of “townies” and the ambitions of well-fed students debating books and ideas, couldn’t have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by finally putting pen to paper himself did young Andre come into his own, discovering the power of empathy in channeling the stories of others-and ultimately bridging the rift between his father and himself. An unforgettable book, Townie is a riveting and profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love.”