Next Chapter Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 19th at 10am.
The book choice is “Etta and Otto and Russel and James” by Emma Hooper
Facilitated by Shelly Rudnick-Peterson and book copies are available at the library.
“A gorgeous literary debut about unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures.
The letter began, in blue ink,
I’ve gone. I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there. Don’t worry, I’ve left you the truck. I can walk. I will try to remember to come back.
Otto finds the note left by his wife in the kitchen of their farmhouse in windswept Saskatchewan. Eighty-three-year-old Etta will be walking 3,200 kilometers to see the ocean, but somehow, Otto understands. He took his own journey once before, to fight in a faraway land.
With Etta gone, Otto struggles with his demons of war, while their friend Russell initially pursues the woman he has loved from afar.
And James—well, James you have to meet on the page.
Moving from the hot and dry present of a quiet Canadian farm to a dusty, burnt past of hunger, war, and passion, from trying to remember to trying to forget, Etta and Otto and Russell and James is an astounding literary debut about friendship and love, hope and honor, and the romance of last—great—adventures.”~ NWLS Online Public Access Catalog
Next Chapter Book Club meets monthly and new members are always welcomed.