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Open Book Club: Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

In January, our Open Book Club will read and discuss Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst. You can read Miriam's blog post about the book here.

How far will a mother go to save her family? The Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly, is developing abnormally--a mix of off-the-charts genius and social incompetence. Once Tilly--whose condition is deemed undiagnosable--is kicked out of the last school in the area, her mother Alexandra is out of ideas.

The family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behavior guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit. Told from the alternating perspectives of both Alexandra and her younger daughter Iris (the book's Nick Carraway), this is a unputdownable story about the strength of love, the bonds of family, and how you survive the unthinkable.

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Harmony Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399562617
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 13th, 2017