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The Salad Days Book Club - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Mar 26, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at Barriques - Atwood (2166 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library. ~ The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin ~ If you knew the date of your death how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children�four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness�sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice reality and illusion this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story the nature of belief and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.