The Page Turners Book Club
Program Type:Book Club
Join us for our popular fiction book club, The Page Turners! You can meet with us in person or join us via Zoom. Registration is required for all participants. If you plan to join via Zoom, be sure to include your email address to receive the Zoom link. You are welcome to bring a snack with you.
For this meeting, we are discussing the book Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley. Summary: "Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It's a rule. But what would happen if they did? From the New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project, a heartwarming novel about unexpected friendships and the joy of connecting. Every day Iona, a larger-than-life magazine advice columnist, travels the ten stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station by train, accompanied by her dog, Lulu. Every day she sees the same people, whom she knows only by nickname: Impossibly-Pretty-Bookworm and Terribly-Lonely-Teenager. Of course, they never speak. Seasoned commuters never do. Then one morning, the man she calls Smart-But-Sexist-Manspreader chokes on a grape right in front of her. He'd have died were it not for the timely intervention of Sanjay, a nurse, who gives him the Heimlich maneuver. This single event starts a chain reaction, and an eclectic group of people with almost nothing in common, except their commute, discover that a chance encounter can blossom into much more. It turns out that talking to strangers can teach you about the world around you--and even more about yourself"--
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We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.