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Breakfast Book Club

Lucy by Ellen Feldman

2019-12-18 10:30:00 2019-12-18 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Eola Road Branch's monthly book discussion. This month's selection: Lucy by Ellen Feldman Eola Road Branch

Wednesday, December 18
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-12-18 10:30:00 2019-12-18 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Eola Road Branch's monthly book discussion. This month's selection: Lucy by Ellen Feldman Eola Road Branch

Eola Road Branch

Eola 108 Small Meeting Room

Eola Road Branch's monthly book discussion. This month's selection: Lucy by Ellen Feldman

Join us for Eola Road Branch's Breakfast Book Club. We read a variety of fiction titles, mainly historical fiction, and meet once a month for a lively discussion. Stop by the 2nd floor reference desk to pick up a copy. No registration required.

Book description:

An utterly absorbing novel about a famous political marriage and an epic infidelity.

On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, falls in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbles on their letters and divorce is discussed, but honor and ambition win out. Franklin promises he will never see Lucy again.

But Franklin and Lucy do meet again, and again they fall in love. As he prepares to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turns to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor is unable to give.

Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Franklin and Lucy did finally meet, across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. They fell in love again. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give.

Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage (from Amazon).

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Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

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Mon, Jan 13 9:00AM to 8:00PM
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This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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