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Book Discussion of OH, WILLIAM!

On the first Thursday of every month, the Book Bin hosts a group discussion led by Sheila Whalen.  The group meets at the store with the discussion beginning promptly at 7:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.  Members of the group are encouraged to read the book for a more animated discussion; however, we invite you to participate even if you have not read the selection. All members of the discussion group are given a 20% discount on the book we've selected. The store will remain open after each discussion in case you wish to purchase the following month's selection. 


The narrator in Oh William! is Lucy Barton. Lucy has been in several of Strout's other novels. William is Lucy's first husband. They had two daughters, and after they divorced Lucy remarried once, William twice. When William discovers through a DNA test that he has a half sister living in Maine, he asks Lucy to accompany him there, although he has no idea what he is going to do after he arrives.

In the way Strout writes, everything is seen through the eyes, ears and mind of Lucy Barton. The prose seems simple but there is so much behind Lucy's observations. Oh William! has a main story line, but while Lucy is recounting it, she often digresses, and her digressions are as thought provoking as the plot. Oh William! says a lot about family, marriage and how the past is always a part of the present.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 6:45pm
Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062
Oh William!: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812989441
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022