The Evening Book Club will be discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a best friend and, simply, Mom.
The Afternoon Book Club will be discussing Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. When Philomena became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, she was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.