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Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Crooked Heart: A Novel

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Join BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays), Howe Library's book group. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at noon.  Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for good discussion.

Tuesday, April 11th

Crooked Heart: A Novel

by Lissa Evans


(starred review) In her latest novel Evans (Their Finest Hour and a Half; Small Change for Stuart) explores the Blitz during World War II from two utterly inventive perspectives--that of a sharp-minded ten-year-old orphan evacuee and the unscrupulous and desperate 36-year-old suburban widow who billets him in exchange for his ration book and a small monthly sum. Noel Bostock had been living in London with his eccentric, aging godmother, Mattie. An original suffragette, Mattie provided Noel with an odd but thorough education and lots of love. Vee, Noel's nominal caretaker, shows no such warmth. She's uneducated, broke, and out to get her due. When Noel cottons to her scheme to pocket donations to fictitious benevolent funds (Dunkirk Widows and Orphans is particularly lucrative), he eggs her on. Though still a child, he's bitter, sick of the war, and a willing partner in crime. Vee's layabout son, Donald, has his own scam as a stand-in for military draft physicals (his heart murmur disqualifies him for service). But when Noel encounters a scoundrel whose thievery is more hurtful and personal than his foster family's morally dubious activities, he vows revenge, and Vee realizes she actually has tender feelings for her unusual charge. VERDICT A charming, slanted counterpoint to Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See. - Library Journal


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Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Rotary Room


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