About this event

Every two months, book club members meet to discuss their latest pick, which is always a novel that takes place in the world of the theatre! All are welcome to join.

At December's book club, we will do our Annual Holiday Book Exchange. If you want to participate you will bring (or mail) a wrapped book to EAG. We take turns picking a book to unwrap, because there is no greater holiday present than new books! (Those participating virtually can mail in a book for the exchange and we will mail your new book to you.)

We will be meeting both in-person at Guild Hall and online on Zoom

Please RSVP by emailing karen@actorsguild.org


In the spring of 2020, Lara's three daughters return to the family's orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake.

As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.

Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.


PS: EAG will get 10% of sales if you buy your book at this link: https://bookshop.org/a/80943/9780063327528

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