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We have selected The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan for our August read whichtells the story of Anna, an  architect working in Sydney, but born and raised in Tasmania. As Anna approaches her sixtieth year, her mother begins to fail, and Flanagan plays out this family drama against a 21st-Century backdrop of apocalyptic environmental disasters. Society’s resulting unspooling reflects that of Mother Earth’s suffering ecosphere, and all this serves as backdrop as Anna and her two brothers hash out what to do about their own mother. The brilliant Flanagan not only poignantly shows human weakness in the face of loss, he manages to skewer our modern grasping mania for material wealth at the same time. It’s a daring, balanced, bravura performance.” (by Luke Sherwood)

If you would like more information about the Evening Book Club, email bucpost@gmail.com marked attention Christine.  Alternatively, look for details of the daytime book club!

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