Virtual Book Club: The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin, July 13th
This variant is currently sold out
Each month is a different selection. Read/listen to the book before book club and come ready to chat and laugh!
When purchasing your ticket you now have two options: 1. WITH book or 2. NO book.
WITH book DELIVERED LOCALLY: Live in the Bangor area? If you live within 7 miles of Bangor, get the book delivered right to your door! Add the delivery address to the notes section at checkout, and we will deliver the book to you for FREE.
WITH book SHIPPED: Get the book shipped to you with your ticket purchase. We've worked a special discounted book price and media mail shipping cost into the ticket price so there's no guesswork. Purchase and forget it. You're welcome ;)
NO book: Already have the book or prefer audio or e-books? This option is for you!
Our title is The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin.
It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew.
As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head.
Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who he seemed to be?
The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.
So what are you waiting for? Add to cart! Add to cart! Limited spots are available for this event and our previous book club nights have sold out FAST so don't drag your feet. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable to a different date/time.
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