September’s selection: The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. A story about the endless search for love, mankind’s fascination with evil, and the long and crooked road towards home.
October’s selection: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world.
November’s selection: Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin
Moving in with his reclusive artist aunt after his mother’s death, 11-year-old Marcus learns the story of a local cottage from which a family disappeared during a hurricane half a century earlier, a tragedy that compels him to explore the cottage, where he meets a ghost with a mysterious agenda.
December’s selection: Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Shares the poignant story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of the middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.