Welcome to our first ever free book club here at SHRC, led by our in house bookworm, Marie Haney!
Each month, a new book selection will be voted on and made by the members of our group. We will all read the book, and throughout the month, discussion posts will be made in our Facebook Group. Participation in the discussions is encouraged, but is not required. We will also have some fun giveaways, prizes, and more!
It is our hope that once we no longer have to socially distance, we can get together face-to-face for some real fun!
Dearest loved ones, far and near--evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners!
Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she's going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet's carefully constructed world.
In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. And there will be no explaining away the consequences in this year's Baumgartner holiday letter...
Full of humor, emotion and surprises at every turn, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a remarkable cast of quirky, deeply human characters who must learn to adapt to the unconventional, or else risk losing one another. This is the story of a family falling to pieces--and the unexpected way they put it all back together.