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San Marco Books and More - April 2020 Book Club

April 2020

 

Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner

April 14th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a pseudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith flees to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses. But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love's casualties and exiles. She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. 

Please join us April 14th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy from our website below.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
San Marco Books and More
1971 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207-3211
Hotel Du Lac (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679759324
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - October 3rd, 1995

April Book Club Discussion - April 14th 10th, 2020

In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, however, Edith flees to Switzerland, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses.

But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love's casualties and exiles. She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. Beautifully observed, witheringly funny, Hotel du Lac is Brookner at her most stylish and potently subversive.