Memoir Book Club, adults
Registration required. You'll receive Zoom Instructions via email prior to the meeting.
Avialable on Hoopla (never any waiting) and Libby. Need help with Hoopla and Libby? Call the library Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. 201-568-8680
When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood
1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a father’s wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift. Funny and to-the-bone moving, When We Were the Kennedys is the story of how this family saves itself, at first by depending on Father Bob, Mum’s youngest brother, a charismatic Catholic priest who feels his new responsibilities deeply. And then, as the nation is shocked by the loss of its handsome Catholic president, the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy—she too a Catholic widow with young children—galvanizes Mum to set off on an unprecedented family road trip to Washington, D.C., to do some rescuing of her own. An indelible story of how family and nation, each shocked by the unimaginable, exchange one identity for another.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Tenafly - Offsite
- Tenafly Public Library