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"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."

—Erich Fromm (1900-80) German-born American psychoanalyst, emphasized role of social conditioning

 

Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group

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This month's selection is "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan.

What
  • Adults
When January 9, 2013
from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
Contact Name Lori Barnes
Contact Email
Contact Phone 970-479-2194
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This month's selection is "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan. Summary: "Hannah Payne's life has been devoted to church and family. But after she's convicted of murder, she awakens in a new body to a nightmarish new life. She finds herself lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new Chromes--criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime--is a sinister form of entertainment. Hannah is a Red for the crime of murder. The victim, says the State of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is determined to protect the identity of the father, a public figure with whom she shared a fierce and forbidden love"

 

Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.

 

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