Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick is the February Book Club Book

Lonliness, Lust and the Mail-Order Bride:
According to Ron Charles with the Washington Post, The curtain rises in 1907 during a Wisconsin winter "cold enough to sear the skin from your bones.". Ralph Truitt, the wealthiest man in town, stands frozen in place on a train platform but inside he's burning with the unsated desire of 20 solitary years." Charles goes on to say that the floor collapses in almost every chapter, and we suddenly crash through assumptions we'd thought were solid. Goolrick keeps probing at the way people force themselves not to know something -- not to believe the truth-- in order to fulfill their deepest longings. Read Ron Charles' entire review at

I know this is not the book you were expecting. A Serious Man turned out to be a screenplay so Sara and I made a quick decision to go in this direction. I hope you all agree this sounds like a fun and interesting read.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m at the Pioneer Bookshop. Until then, please post your comments and observances here for all to see.