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Adult Book Club: Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things, A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home

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Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. to discuss compelling books of all genres. Books purchased for our book clubs are always 20% off. Please email Sally Chadbourn for more information and to join.

This month, we are reading Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things by Amy Dickinson, a memoir chronicling a journey of family, second chances, and finding love.


Syndicated advice columnist (Ask Amy) shares reminiscences of her life in a small village, Freeville NY, (pop. 520) outside Ithaca.  The bulk of the memoir deals with family topics, coping with the deteriorating health of her mother, dealing with her profound attachment to people, places, and houses, and her midlife search, as a single Mom living in Washington, DC, to find her own “Mr. Darcy,” who turns out to be a “hunky contractor.”