Library Book Club
Literary fiction & the occasional Non-Fiction title. For more information contact Alison
Meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7 pm, Mary J Benson Branch
April 25 2023
Claire Rothman / Lear’s shadow
During a sweltering, stormy Montreal summer, Bea Rose finds herself about to turn forty having lost her lover, her business, and her bearings. When the opportunity to work for an outdoor production of King Lear arises, she grabs it despite her utter lack of theatre experience.
As Bea learns the ropes of her new role, her beloved but demanding father begins behaving erratically and losing himself in forgetfulness and her younger sister Cara reveals cracks in the foundation of her apparently perfect life as a devoted mother and co-owner, with her charismatic husband, of a successful raw foods restaurant.
The sisters do their best to care for their father, but his deteriorating condition soon exceeds what either can handle. - Goodreads