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West End Library Book Group with Gemma Tansey

Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

A novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets. In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter with a startling revelation.

Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A coming-of-age tale told in the first person. The protagonist, 13-year-old Theodore Decker, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum where his mother dies. While staggering through the debris, he takes with him a small Dutch Golden Age painting called The Goldfinch. It becomes a singular source of hope for him as he descends into a world of crime.

Books will be available at the West End Branch. Book Group will meet at the West End Branch.