Join us for April’s Book-to-Movie Discussion on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 pm. This month’s title is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. We’ll also be showing the movie for those who haven’t seen it on Tuesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm. To register please call 781-293-2151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies are available in the SAILS Library Network and on our Kindle and Nook eBook Readers.
Some reviews from Amazon.com:
“As this absorbing saga of a modern English family opens, 64-year-old Penelope Keeling is returning to her country house following a heart attack, and her three adult children have varying reactions to the news. The narrative is actually a series of deftly interwoven vignettes that shift back and forth in time; each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family’s history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled “The Shell Seekers,” done by Penelope’s father. Pilcher’s characters are well-drawn, real, and engrossing people. A thoroughly charming book for most fiction collections. Troll Book Club main selection.”– Library Journal
“A HUGE, WARM SAGA…A deeply satisfying story written with love.”– The New York Times Book Review
“BEAUTIFULLY DONE…A book about families…When the reader closes the book, it is with a sense of regret– regret that there is no more.”– Boston Herald
“A LOVELY STORY, the best, really absorbing book I’ve read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish.”– Atlanta Journal & Constitution