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BBG Book Club - August 10, 2017
Join us from 6pm - 7pm(ish) as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
The “gripping, deceptively simple tale” that Atul Gawande read in a single sitting, now a nominee for the Man Booker International Prize
Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through the windshield. He is declared brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His heart is still beating.
The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding this fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant, as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved—grieving parents, hardworking doctors and nurses—as they navigate decisions of life and death.