Mystery Book Group: The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan
Wednesday, May 24th at 8:30 am
Tea & Homemade Scones for all!
Start your morning with a livley discussion of Mary Hogan's The Woman in the Photo with tea and homemade scones. Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Mystery Book Group!
Debut novelist J.J. Gesher tells an intimate, grief-filled story about Jacob Fischer - a sometimes wayward, sometimes obedient Brooklyn Orthodox Jew who breaks down after a devastating loss. Slowly rebuilding and rediscovering himself in a small-town Alabama town, Jacob has support from a cast of well-drawn characters - who also have their own demons to deal with. I loved learning more about the Orthodox Jew and the rich history of its sometimes stifling traditions, butting heads with modern sensibilities and realities. This highly readable title, right down to the very last sentence, is a natural pick for book clubs. A strong debut from the writing pair of J.J. Gesher. - Maureen