Tue, Mar 9
The Literary Salon at Park House presents its March book: "Sophomores" by Sean Desmond...
The Literary Salon at Park House presents its March book: "Sophmores" by Sean Desmond.
The late 1980’s come alive in this moving and keenly observed story of one boy’s unforgettable sophomore year, and his parents’ surprising journey alongside him.
It’s fall 1987 and life as normal is ending for the Malone family. With their sterile Dallas community a far cry from the Irish-American Bronx of their youth, Pat and Anne Malone have reached a breaking point. Pat, faced with a debilitating MS diagnosis, has fallen into his drinking. Anne, his devoutly Catholic wife, is selected as a juror for a highly publicized attempted murder trial, one that raises questions--about God, and about men in power--she has buried her entire life. Together, they try to raise their only son, Daniel, a bright but unmotivated student who is shocked into actual learning by an enigmatic English teacher. For once, Dan is unable to fly under the radar, and is finally asked to consider what he might want to make of his life.
With humor and tenderness, Sophomores brilliantly captures the enduring poignancy of coming of age, teenage epiphanies and heartbreak, and family redemption.
Lori, a partner in and book buyer for Interabang Books, will lead a discussion with Park House members at the club on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00PM.
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*Member plus 2 guests.
When: Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00PM
Where: The Salon