Prescott Book Readers

 Sunday, February 25th | 1 p.m.

Prescott Book Readers meets once a month at the Peregrine Book Company. We are a group of readers who meet to discuss quality works of contemporary fiction, some classics, short stories, and perhaps a work of non-fiction from time to time. Email for more info and to sign up.

Currently reading: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason


About the Book

Martha Friel just turned forty. She used to work at Vogue and was going to write a novel. Now, she creates internet content for no one. She used to live in Paris. Now, she lives in a gated community in Oxford that she hates and can’t bear to leave. But she must now that her loving husband Patrick has just left.

Because there’s something wrong with Martha. There has been since a little bomb went off in her brain, at seventeen, leaving her changed in a way no doctor or drug could fix then and no one, even now, can explain—why can say she is so often sad, cruel to everyone she loves, why she finds it harder to be alive than other people.

With Patrick gone, the only place Martha has left to go is her childhood home, to live with her chaotic parents, to survive without Ingrid, the sister who made their growing-up bearable, who said she would never give up on Martha, and who finally has.

It feels like the end but maybe, by going back, Martha will get to start again. Maybe there is a different story to be written, if Martha can work out where to begin. Learn more about the book.

Event date: 

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

219A N Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Sorrow and Bliss: A Novel By Meg Mason Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063049598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 1st, 2022