Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm ~ Kimberly Public Library
Title: Philomena
Author: Martin Sixsmith

The Afternoon Book Club will be discussing Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. When Philomena became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, she was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

Join us for the movie version of the book at our August Midweek Matinee on Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00PM at the Kimberly Library! Refreshments provided.