Page Turners Book Club: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

This month both of the afternoon Page Turners groups are discussing Julian Barnes’ novel The Sense of an Ending which was published in 2011 and awarded the Man Booker Prize. The judges took only a brief 31 minutes to name it the winner, calling it a “beautifully written book,” that “spoke to humankind in the 21st Century.” In the words of one reviewer, “Life has been good to Tony Webster, who’s both contentedly retired and contentedly divorced. Then friends reappear from a childhood long left behind and presumably shelved, and as the past suddenly looms large, Tony must rethink everything that has been his life. In the hands of multi-award winner Barnes, this should be masterly—and, with the book under 200 pages, there’s a gorgeous simplicity at work.”
The Monday afternoon group will meeting February 26 and the Thursday afternoon group will meet February 22. For information contact Lisa Buchner at Lisabuchner@cox.net for the Thursday group, and Frances Ozimec at fozimec@cox.net for the Monday group.
—Frances Ozimec

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