Literary Women & Wine Book Club
Thursday, Feb 9th | 5-7 PM
Raven Cafe in the Wine Room
Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Call the Peregrine for location. The book for February is Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro.
"A haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets."
—Meg Wolitzer, best-selling author of The Interestings
Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything on Division Street changes. Each of their lives, and that of Ben Wilf, a young doctor who arrives on the scene, is shattered. For the Wilf family, the circumstances of that fatal accident will become the deepest kind of secret, one so dangerous it can never be spoken.
In Dani Shapiro’s first work of fiction in fifteen years, she returns to the form that launched her career, with a riveting, deeply felt novel that examines the ties that bind families together—and the secrets that can break them apart. Signal Fires is a work of haunting beauty by a masterly storyteller.