Rainy Day Books Book Club Discussion of The Gustav Sonata

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present a Book Club Discussion of The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain. Mary McBride, Bookseller will discuss The Gustav Sonata in detail with the Attendees.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy his age, talented and mercurial Anton Zweibel, a budding concert pianist. The novel follows Gustav's family, tracing the roots of his mother's anti-Semitism and its impact on her son and his beloved friend. Moving backward to the war years and the painful repercussions of an act of conscience, and forward through the lives and careers of the two men, one who becomes a hotel owner, the other a concert pianist, The Gustav Sonata explores the passionate love of childhood friendship as it is lost, transformed, and regained over a lifetime. It is a powerful and deeply moving addition to the beloved oeuvre of one of our greatest contemporary novelists.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION: OFFSITE Please contact Mary McBride via e-mail, or call her at 913-384-3126 for more information.

ADMISSION PACKAGE PER PERSON (ADMITS ONE):  $15.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Reservation and One Trade Paperback of The Gustav Sonata.

SEATING IS LIMITED:  We encourage you to Reserve your Seat in Advance.  Seating is Limited to 20 People.

DISCLAIMER:  All Event Sales are Final, Non-Refundable and Non-Exchangeable.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
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ADMITS ONE: one Softcover copy of The Gustav Sonata and one Reserved Seat.


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