FemdogloversWWBookclub “Normal People” by Sally Rooney & U Dog
December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm EST
Female doglovers (no prejuduce to our fab male doglovers as wingwomen’s an all female group) are invited to join my wingwomen (WW) bookclub. We’re having another fun & fascinating WW bookclub on Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm. We’ll meet to discuss the critically acclaimed (Best Book of the Year by NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post & more), fascinating, stunning, engrossing, compelling, riveting, affecting, captivating page turning novel “Normal People” by Sally Rooney.
NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan). Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.
We’ll discuss this book & have a fabulous time, be stimulated, enjoy wonderful company, friendship & bond-all in one evening! Hope to see you on December 14 & also if we’re all fortunate at our other bookclub meetings.
“[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”The Washington Post
“Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor
to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”The Wall Street Journal
“[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”The New Yorker
“Beautifully observed . . . crackles with vivid insight into what it means to be young and in love today.”Esquire
“Masterfully done. The quality of Rooney’s writing, particularly in the psychologically wrought sex scenes, cannot be understated as she brilliantly provides a window into her protagonists’ true selves.”BookPage (starred review)
There is so much to say about Rooney’s fiction—in my experience, when people who’ve read her meet they tend to peel off into corners to talk.”The New York Times
[Rooney] has invented a sensibility entirely of her own: sunny and sharp, free of artifice but overflowing with wisdom and intensity. . . . The novel touches on class, politics, and power dynamics and brims with the sparky, witty conversation that Rooney’s fans will recognize.”Vogue
“A future classic.”The Guardian
“Rooney is a tough girl; her papercut-sharp sensibility is much more akin to writers like Rachel Kushner, Mary Gaitskill, and the pre–Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan. . . . Normal People is a nuanced and flinty love story about two young people who ‘get’ each other, despite class differences and the interference of their own vigorous personal demons. But honestly, Sally Rooney could write a novel about bath mats and I’d still read it. She’s that good and that singular a writer.”Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air