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An unforgettable story about aging and time and love
PASO ROBLES, CA –October 1, 2021 Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Autumn by Ali Smith on Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:00 pm.
This Man-Booker Prize Finalist and first in the Seasonal Quartet Series is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love—and stories themselves. Autumn is a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends—Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984—look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. A luminous meditation on the meaning of richness and harvest and worth, Autumn casts an eye over our own time: Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art. Autumn is wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories.
The title is available in print and audiobook through the library, as an eBook on the Overdrive/Libby platform, and as an audiobook on the hoopla Digital platform. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant. For ages 16+.
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