ABOUT THE EVENT
Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next on Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Bistro on Bridge, 210 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. The group will discuss “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan. Trudy has been unfaithful to her husband, John. What’s more, she has kicked him out of their marital home, a valuable old London town house, and in his place is his own brother, the profoundly banal Claude. The illicit couple have hatched a scheme to rid themselves of her inconvenient husband forever. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb. As Trudy’s unborn son listens, bound within her body, to his mother and his uncle’s murderous plans, he gives us a truly new perspective on our world, seen from the confines of his. McEwan’s brilliant recasting of Shakespeare lends new weight to the age-old question of Hamlet’s hesitation, and is a tour de force of storytelling. A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book.
A copy of the book may be reserved at the Library or at www.ccls.org. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Food and drink are not included but will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Christine Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.