Book Club

Calling all book lovers: join our monthly Book Club meetings and meet other avid readers! All adult Members are welcome. Members are invited to read the book in their own time then join us for a discussion at the meeting. A facilitator will encourage participation from the group with talking points. 

 
Thursday, October 26
Adult’s Library, Level 3
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Complimentary
Light refreshments will be served
 
 

Bettyville by George Hodgman

 

When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.

 

As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman’s New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return. 

 
This books are available at the Club Library, Kinokuniya, the National Library, and Amazon.
For more information or to register, please call 6739-4308 or email library@amclub.org.sg.