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Please join us for the Blackburn Hamlet Book Chat


Looking for a book club to join? The Blackburn Hamlet Round Table Book Chat meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 2 PM (except July and August) and we are always looking for new members to come and join the discussion.

On Monday, February 24th, we will be discussing The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy. All are welcome to join.


On Monday, March 17th, we will be discussing Sing You Home By Jodi Picoult. A stillborn baby ends Max and Zoe's marriage. Max leaves Zoe and turns to drinking. Zoe falls in love with a female school counselor, Vanessa. Max finds help for his drinking problem through his brother's church. Vanessa and Zoe get married. Vanessa offers to carry one of Zoe and Max's fertilized embryos. Zoe goes to Max to get permission to release the embryos to her but Max's new found religious fervor leads him to sue Zoe for custody.

No registration is necessary and all drop-ins are welcome.

Image: The Tin Flute

The Tin Flute

By Roy, Gabrielle
Image: Sing You Home

Sing You Home

A Novel
By Picoult, Jodi