Book to Movie Book Club

Interested in book-to-movie adaptations? We sure are! Love it or hate it, we want to discuss it with you. Each month we will pick a book that has or will be made into a movie or television show. Come join us for coffee and popcorn! This book club is recommended for adults.

This month we will be discussing THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott. 

For more information, or to sign up, contact Lynda at lynda@anunlikelystory.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:
An instant bestseller spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter, and their Irish-American community in Brooklyn, "perhaps her finest work to date" (The Houston Chronicle)

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife—that “the hours of his life . . . belonged to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Saviour, an aging nun, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

In Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, and yet his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives—testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations. Rendered with remarkable delicacy, heart, and intelligence, Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour is a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
The Ninth Hour: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192745
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Picador - September 4th, 2018

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