Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Brown Bag Book Club is reading - Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante.

The next meeting of The Brown Bag Book Club will be on Tuesday, June 12, at 12:00 noon, at the Burbank Central Library. 

June's book will be Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante. 

Everyone interested in becoming a member of The Brown Book Club is welcome to read the book and join us for the meeting.

Publishers Weekly Review

LaPlante's impressive first novel sensitively explores the mental disintegration of widowed 64-year-old Jennifer White, a once-lauded Chicago hand surgeon, who charts her own experiences with Alzheimer's both consciously, in notes she writes to herself and thoughts she shares, and unconsciously, as she records conversations and actions she witnesses but doesn't understand. When someone fatally bludgeons Jennifer's best friend, 75-year-old Amanda O'Toole, who lives just three doors away, suspicion falls on Jennifer because the killer surgically removed four fingers from Amanda's right hand. In a satisfying twist, Jennifer honestly doesn't know herself whether she committed the murder. Jennifer's 29-year-old lawyer son, Mark, wishes to have his mother declared mentally incompetent, while her 24-year-old daughter, Fiona, a sweet, loving flake, and her full-time caretaker, Magdalena, act out of less selfish motives. Mystery fans should be prepared for a subtle literary novel in which the unfolding of Jennifer's condition and of her past matters far more than the whodunit.
Check out the author's website for interviews and Book Club information!

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