EventsAdult Book Discussion: Big Girl, Small Town

Adult Book Discussion: Big Girl, Small Town

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Description

Join Jeffery Manor Branch for a discussion of Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen. 

Majella is happiest out of the spotlight, away from her neighbors’ stares and the gossips of the small town in Northern Ireland where she grew up just after the Troubles. She lives a quiet life caring for her alcoholic mother, working in the local chip shop, watching the regular customers come and go. She wears the same clothes each day (overalls, too small), has the same dinner each night (fish and chips, microwaved at home after her shift ends), and binge-watches old DVDs of the same show (Dallas, best show on TV) from the comfort of her bed.

But underneath Majella’s seemingly ordinary life are the facts that she doesn’t know where her father is and that every person in her town has been changed by the lingering divide between Protestants and Catholics. When Majella’s predictable existence is upended by the death of her granny, she comes to realize there may be more to life than the gossips of Aghybogey, the pub, and the chip shop. In fact, there just may be a whole big world outside her small town.

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Accessibility
Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Program:
Disability Awareness
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book Clubs
Language:
English

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