Titcomb's Bookshop Book Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in our newly expanded event space upstairs at the bookshop. During COVID, we are not meeting in person, but instead are doing Zoom events - which are still very fun! Though we do miss Elizabeth's refreshments...
Anyone can sign up for a meeting, the more the merrier! And feel free to write in the chat section during the event, or ask the author a question in the Q&A section!
For a list of our past book club picks, please click here.
Our January book is The Last Sailor by Sarah Anne Johnson. Our discussion will be via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm. REGISTER HERE!
About the book:
All that Nathaniel Boyd wants is to be left alone. His hopes of marriage died years ago, not long after the storms and the seas and the sails took away his youngest brother. He’d rather be in the marshes of Cape Cod, with their predictable rhythms and no emotion. The Cape doesn’t blame him for the accident.
The other Boyd brother, Finn, dives headlong into his fish trading company, trying to prove something to himself. When their father asks the brothers to sail a schooner down from Boston to their harbor village, he didn’t expect them to bring back a young girl fleeing her home, much less a girl who slips off the boat and nearly drowns. The Boyd men take Rachel to the nearest home to the harbor–that of Nathaniel’s first love, Meredith.
As Rachel’s recovery brings Nathaniel back into Meredith’s world, nothing will be the same. And when their father dies and upends the world as they know it, Finn spins into a violent rage. Nathaniel will be forced to sail his own ship, taking command of his family and of his future.
About the author: In addition to The Last Sailor, Sarah is the author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife (Sourcebooks), The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, and Conversations with American Women Writers, all published by the University Press of New England. Her interviews appear in The Writer’s Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts, and The Writer. She is the recipient of residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists’ Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She has taught the Art of the Author Interview Workshop at Bennington College Writing Seminars MFA Program, Leseley University MFA Program, and at literary conferences.
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