I’m excited to announce that we’re kicking off the 1010 Park Place Book Club next month!
For this book club, I want to focus on books that provoke thoughts about what it means to Make Life Count.
My goal is to choose books that explore our identities as daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, wives, lovers, and friends and explore our often-complicated relationships with others and with ourselves. I’ll also be looking for books about reinventing ourselves in mid-life since so many of us seem to be embarking on that journey. Mainly I’ll be choosing novels but the occasional non-fiction book may sneak onto the list. And, of course, I welcome suggestions about books you love.
The 1010 Park Place book club will be inclusive and accessible: no pop quizzes about metaphors, I promise! We’ll use the comments field as our virtual living room, and I encourage you to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine as you read along.
To kick things off, I’ve picked Holly Robinson’s Folly Cove. I first came across Holly’s work last year when I read Chance Harbor. I loved her exploration of family dynamics in that book and the ocean-side setting provided a wonderful escape. In Holly’s newest book, Folly Cove, she explores the relationship between three very different sisters and their formidable mother. The book is set at a picturesque inn in Massachusetts, so reading it is like taking a little vacation.
Our book club will kick off in a post on Tuesday, November 15. I will be interviewing author, Holly Robinson, and she will answer your questions about the book or the writing process. If you have a question for Holly, you can put it in the comments field below or send me an email before October 31 so we have time to get your questions answered.