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Book Club: Liquid, Fragile, Perishable by Carolyn Kuebler

Book Club: Liquid, Fragile, Perishable by Carolyn Kuebler

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Date:
June 27
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-club-liquid-fragile-perishable-by-carolyn-kuebler-tickets-768738105367

Venue

Parlour Wines
1803 42nd Ave E Ground
Seattle, WA 98112 United States
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The official book club of Madison Books!

Madison Books hosts an in-person Book Club meeting every month at 6:30 p.m., usually but not always on the last Thursday. Drop in to chat with your neighbors about some of the best books of this or any moment. All readers are welcome–you don’t need to sign up in advance, but registering here will help us plan for the right number of attendees. Meetings are held at Parlour Wines, around the corner from the bookstore and across the street from the Madison Park tennis courts.

While most book clubs focus on the hottest current releases, we’re doing something a little different. We’ll be exploring narratives of New England and the Maritime Provinces, both contemporary and historical, fictional and nonfictional. Some you’ll certainly have heard of, maybe even already read and loved, but others may be serendipitous discoveries. We have a list we’re pretty excited about, and we hope you will be, too!

Our June selection is Liquid, Fragile, Perishable by Carolyn Kuebler.

A vivid and moving portrayal of the intricate web of relations and fate in a small New England town, told with interlocking storylines in a unique and mesmerizing voice of uncommon power in this debut novel.

It is May in the tiny hamlet of Glenville, Vermont, bringing with it currents of rejuvenation and rebirth. For 3 families, though, the year ahead will prove to be a roller coaster of life-changing events, promises, and tragedies.

Liquid, Fragile, Perishable unspools via a chorus of unforgettable voices: an old-school Christian beekeeping family and newly transplanted New Yorkers; a trio of teenage girls and a deeply rooted family of ne’er-do-wells; and one woman who just wants to live alone in the woods. The shifting set of relations among the citizens of this community encompasses teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, poverty–and a cavalcade of thwarted dreams, young love in bloom, and poignant missed connections.

This powerful debut is a subtle and beautiful story about the interlocking relationships among the residents of a small town out of Sherwood Anderson or Thornton Wilder–but with a very contemporary set of problems … By turns sexy, shocking, and wistful, this coruscating debut conveys the hopes, the sadness, and the secrets of a whole great world.

Told in a vivid style of complete distinction, the novel has a magic and a momentum all its own, giving a look into the aching, silent heart of America.