A benefit for Music Hall members at our Contributor-level and above, Book Club meets the second Monday of the month in the lounge at Portwalk Place from 6-7:30pm. Evenings include time for socializing followed by a moderated discussion. This month’s title is All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews.

About the Book:

Sisters Elf and Yoli seem to have entirely different lives, yet they are incredibly close, both raised Mennonite and both bearing the weight of Elf’s wish to end her own life. After Elf’s latest attempt, Yoli must learn how to keep her family together, to keep her heart from breaking, and to love someone who wants to die.

To see upcoming Book Club events, click here.

For more information, please contact Ashleigh Tucker Pollock (603.766.2202, atucker@themusichall.org) or Gail VanHoy Carolan (603.766.2174gcarolan@themusichall.org)

About Our Moderator

Dawn Heffron is a downtown Portsmouth resident and strong supporter of The Music Hall. Her background is in Special Education and teaching the hearing impaired. When asked about her favorite book, Dawn cited A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith as one of her all-time favorite novels “I love the main character, Francie; her resilience in the face of adversity, her honesty, and of course, her love of reading and books!” As for being the moderator of The Music Hall Book Club, “I couldn’t have chosen a more insightful, erudite group of people!” she says. “They enjoy reading as much as I do and they are forthright in sharing their contributions about the book selections, which makes for interesting and thought-provoking discussions.”