Adult Book Club Discussion: "They May Not Mean To, But They Do"
Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book "They May Not Mean To, But They Do" by Cathleen Schine.
The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don’t just grow, they grow old, and the clan’s matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy’s beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. And they didn’t count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids.
The New York Times–bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called “full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen’s own” (The New York Review of Books), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. "They May Not Mean To, But They Do" is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Please phone the library for meeting location.
What: Adult Book Club
When: July 10, 2018, 1:00 pm
Where: East Troy Lions Public Library
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2018
January: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
February: The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
March: Z by Theresa Anne Fowler
April: The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
May: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
June: Hillbilly Elegy by J. Vance
July: They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine
August: First Draft and Epoch by East Troy High School Students
September: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovish by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
October: Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
November: Evicted by Matthew Desmond
December: Emily Oliphant is Fine by Gail Honeyman