Ann Walters leads a discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, a novel that The Guardian calls, "...a celebration of the ordinary: ordinary revelations, ordinary people, and the infinity of worlds seeded in ordinary choices." This virtual event is free, but registration is required, and space may be limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
About the Book: Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
"Thanks to the storytelling chops of writer Matt Haig, The Midnight Library is an engaging read, full of gentle insights and soothing wisdom... This is a book about shedding regret by gaining perspective. It's full of quirky plot lines, with glimpses of opportunities and potential in unexpected places and people. " --Psychology Today
"Although I don't read fiction as much as I used to--because I'm always writing fiction--during these sad and difficult days in 2020 I broke that rule because I needed to escape into other people's fictional worlds. One of my favorite books of the year was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, a powerful and uplifting story about regrets and the choices we make."--Alice Hoffman, author of Magic Lessons and Practical Magic
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Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year
"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post