BROWNSTOWN – The Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12 at the Brownstown Public Library, located at 120 East Spring Street in Brownstown, to discuss “The Restoration of Celia Fairchild” by Marie Bostwick.
Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’, has insight into everybody’s problems — except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter. Celia throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material — with a stable home and income — only to lose her job. Her one option: sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.
Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck, and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family — and about herself.
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is an unforgettable novel of secrets revealed, laughter released, creativity rediscovered, and waves of wisdom by a writer Robyn Carr calls “my go-to author for feel-good novels.”
The club provides an informal atmosphere for patrons 18 years old and older to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting but may feel free to attend even if they haven’t finished the book as long as they don’t mind hearing how the book ends.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.
Light refreshments will be served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis.
Visit the library circulation desk for a copy of next month’s book selection which is available one month in advance.