The New Dominion Book Club will meet to discuss Miranda Cowley Heller’s novel The Paper Palace. New members are welcome!
About the Book: It is a perfect August morning, and Elle—a fifty-year-old, happily married mother of three—awakens at “The Paper Palace,” the family summer place that she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different: last night Elle and her oldest friend Jonas crept out the back door into the darkness and slept with each other for the first time, all while their spouses chatted away inside. Now, over the next twenty-four hours, Elle will have to decide between the life she has made with her genuinely beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love, Jonas, if a tragic event hadn’t forever changed the course of their lives. As Heller colors in the experiences that have led Elle to this day, we arrive at her ultimate decision with all its complexity. Tender yet devastating, The Paper Palace considers the tensions between desire and dignity, the legacies of abuse, and the crimes and misdemeanors of families.
New Dominion Book Club Order Form
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