The book that will be discussed via Zoom on Wednesday, October 20, will be The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig.
The Midnight Library tells the story of Nora Seed, a young woman who is so disappointed with her life that she attempts to end it. Instead of facing death, she finds herself in a library filled with an infinite number of books, each one of which tells a different version of her life had she made different choices. As she explores these alternative lives, Nora must decide whether she wishes to live, and which version of her life she wants to choose.
The Midnight Library was named a best seller by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Washington Post, and was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction. Critics have called it “amazing and utterly beautiful,” “clever, emotional and thought-inspiring,” and “a brilliant premise and great fun.”
Matt Haig, an English novelist and journalist, has written fiction and non-fiction works for both children and adults. His fiction books for adults include The Last Family in England, The Radleys, and How to Stop Time. His adult non-fiction books include Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet.
Wanda Meyer-Price will lead the discussion, which will take place via Zoom, on Wednesday, October 20, beginning at 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Reads plans to meet via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. until in-person meetings are possible again. Email Joe Bernt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join the discussion. New members are always welcome!