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Norwich Public Library: Family History

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October 2, 2023: 7:00 pm

Book cover featuring an iceberg and large island with a lighthouse, and the words The Shipping News by Annie ProulxThe Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family’s past are revealed by the passing of time.

The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx

Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair…features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives.

 

 

 

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Date:
October 2, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm
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Mary McKenna
Phone
(802) 296-2191

Venue

Norwich Public Library
368 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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