Have you read PRACTICAL JEAN by Trevor Cole yet? If you were at the Lambs Down Park Festival back in June, we were handing out copies of this fun Canadian book as part of our Great Book Relay! All we asked was that you read the book and pass it on to someone else. Then, we’re hoping lots of people will join us in September for a fun chat about it. It’s not a book club, it’s a book relay!
So, if you’ve read the book already, you’ll know what it’s all about. If not, we still have some copies available at the library, or feel free to download one on OverDrive to your eReader. Here is the summary from Goodreads:
Jean Vale Horemarsh is an ordinary, small-town woman with the usual challenges of middle age. She’s content, mostly, with the life she’s built: a semi-successful career as a ceramics artist, a close collection of women friends (if you ignore the terrible falling out she had with Cheryl all those years ago), a comfortable marriage with a kind if otherwise unextraordinary man. And then Jean sees her mother go through the final devastating months of cancer, and realizes that her fondest wish is to protect her dearest friends from the indignities of aging and illness. That’s when she decides to kill them…
Here is a fun video of PRACTICAL JEAN…but be aware, it has spoilers!
If you’re interested and have read the book, join us at the library on September 8th at 6:30pm for a lively discussion about the book and the entire Book Relay.