Literary Women & Wine Book Club

Thursday, Jan 7 | 5 pm *ONLINE*

1) Choose wine. Open bottle. Pour wine into glass.

2) Settle into your favorite chair.

3) Join the conversation on Zoom.

Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this curated book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. We meet online on the first Thursday of the month. This month, the group will discuss A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet.

Please email for more information and to sign up. 

About the Book

An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling world.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion.

Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group’s ringleaders—including Eve, who narrates the story—decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside.

As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm.

A Children’s Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide—and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 5:00pm

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A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020