Virtual Book Club – “Big Summer”
Join our Virtual Book Club this June as we read and discuss “Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner.
Here is how it works:
Borrow the book “Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner and discuss it along with us virtually! The book is available in traditional format (pick up in the Library or through Curbside Service) and in ebook/eaudiobook on both Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. You can put the book on hold now through MidPointe’s eCatalog.
Jump into virtual discussions online via MidPointe’s social media (Facebook and Twitter) and blog (www.MidPointeLibraryBlog.org) by responding in the comments to the questions we post. We will be sharing several questions a week but encourage you to add questions of your own for others to react to and discuss.
About the book:
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time, she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media. So when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless. Drue was always the one who had everything – except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.
About the author:
Jennifer Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English literature from Princeton University in 1991. She worked as a newspaper reporter in central Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, where she was a feature writer and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Now a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Op-Ed and Sunday Review, Weiner’s essays – “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home” and “Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves” – rose to the top of the “most emailed” lists and have been reprinted in newspapers and media outlets across the world.
Her work has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, Time and Good Housekeeping. Jennifer can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and, in real life, Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.