Adult Book Discussion~We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


Cancelled due to snow……Wednesday March 7th at 7:00 pm

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize
Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award 

One of the New York Times Book Review‘s 100 Notable Books of 2013
Named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion…she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence.

The South Berwick Public Library Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss a title.  Selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction and copies are available at the desk.