Be part of Glendale Public Library's newest book discussion group, the 21&Up Book Club! This provocative book club is geared for adults who are 21 years and up. The group will be reading provocative and edgy titles, and dive into sometimes uncomfortable topics. June's book selection is This is Where I Leave You. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library starting June 1st. But hurry, first come, first served. (DoctorFate)… (more)
Mort Foxman's dying wish is that his wife and four children sit shiva for him. With acute and sardonic perception, we view these seven days of enforced togetherness through the eyes of the middle son, Judd.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jonathan Tropper, whose popular novels include Plan B and The Book of Joe, returns with a new book, This is Where I Leave You. It's an "uproarious, sophisticated, deeply moving novel with a sense of humor and deft touch that may remind readers of early John Irving and Michael Chabon. The story centers around a very dysfunctional family forced to spend time together by the death of one of their own. 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, Decatur Library Auditorium. (jasbro)… (more)
"A snappy and heartfelt family drama... The family's interactions are sharp, raw, and often laugh-out-loud funny... Tropper strikes an excellent balance between the family history and its present-day fallout, proving his ability to create touchingly human characters and a deliciously pageturning story."Publisher's Weekly "[An] hilarious, testosterone driven thrill ride... Highly recommended for Tropper fans, who will rejoice at the opportunity to indulge; others will wonder where he's been all their lives."Library Journal (starred review) Jonathan Tropper is the author of How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe, and Plan B. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. (booksense)… (more)