by Emma Donoghue
Monday, March 15, 2021
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A cranky retired professor unexpectedly becomes the guardian of an 11-year-old great-nephew he’s never met. The boy has faced considerable loss in his young life and adopted a tough exterior and an offensive vocabulary. His newly acquired guardian is a widower trying to understand his past and put his life in perspective. The elder New Yorker’s life is promptly thrown into chaos when he takes the boy to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets. With both humor and determination, two lonely souls struggle to keep their footing. A tenuous bond begins to form.
Akin, Emma Donoghue’s tenth book, was published in 2019 and is available in print, audio, and e-reader formats. To allow sufficient time for reading, the discussion will be held on Monday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. All readers are welcome. Please send an email to April@rhumc.org to let her know you would like to participate.