Last Tuesday of the Month Book Group to be held on Halloween evening, October 31, at 7 pm, in person or via Zoom. Contact Chris Monroe (email@example.com) if you want to be added to our mailing list and get the link for future meetings.
The book we have selected for October is: “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich
“The Sentence” asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book.
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
“The Sentence” begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.
387 pages, Hardcover; also PB, Kindle, Audible
First published November 9, 2021