Author Event: Love is a Rebellious Bird
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Recycle Book Club is pleased to welcome author Elayne Klasson to our book club meeting at Recycle Bookstore in Downtown Campbell. She will be coming to sign autographs and discuss her literary fiction novel, Love is a Rebellious Bird.
The book club will meet for half an hour for group discussion at 6:30pm before being joined by the author at 7pm for a talk and book signing session.
About Love is a Rebellious Bird
Who is it we love and why do we love these people? Toward the end of her life, Judith asks these questions, trying to understand why she chose Elliot Pine to love. Why, for sixty years, did she persist in loving someone who never gave as much as he was given? In her quest for understanding, she writes her story to this exceptional man. Meeting as children in Chicago, they move to opposite coasts. Elliot embarks on a remarkable legal career in Washington and New York while, after tragedy, Judith raises her children alone in California. Coming together again and again throughout their lives, their love is never equal, Elliot defining the terms of the relationship.
Judith examines the role of Beauty in love, for Elliot's face and form were beautiful. She considers the role of Consolation, how they supported one another in devastating times. Insanity, Magic, Deceit, Sensory Fulfillment, and, finally, Being Seen—Judith looks at these many aspects of her love.
Her feelings for this man cost her, impinged on every other relationship in her life: friends, her two husbands, even her three children. After sixty years, however, it all changes. Judith makes one more profound sacrifice, finally achieving a sort of long-awaited happiness in her love.
About the Recycle Book Club
Recycle Book Club meets once a month (sometimes twice) here at Recycle Bookstore to discuss a book-of-the-month, like all book clubs do. The difference is that the author actually comes to the store! After the members have met for 30 minutes (6:30-7:00), the author joins us to answer questions and sign books (7:00-8:00). There are NO requirements to participate. In fact, you don’t even have to read the book!