The Friends of the Grafton Public Library invite the community to a book read on Tuesday March 19 at the Community Barn on Wheeler Road, Grafton. Come by at 7pm and enjoy the Apple Tree Arts music as well as light refreshments as fellow book readers gather. This is an annual event that continually draws a large crowd of women, men, and students of all ages. Many are book club readers. Many are first time attenders, eager to learn more about the storylines. All are welcome for an evening of lively discussion, led by Helen Whall.
The featured selection for the Community Read is The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, a short novel that many will choose to read in one sitting. The story revolves around a middle-aged man, Tony Webster. Tony is comfortable with his past, his career, his retirement and his family life – until old childhood friends suddenly reappear.
Reserved copies of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes are at the Grafton Library on the Commons, so be sure to pick up in advance, or reserve a copy for yourself in time for the event. It is also available as an ebook and a digital audiobook.
Book discussion moderator Helen Whall is a professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. Helen has written about Shakespeare and modern drama as well as detective stories and popular culture and is a frequent lecturer throughout the Massachusetts’ library system.