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New Year, New Beginnings...

Hosted by the Consul of the Athens Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 19 Feb 18:00 - 19:30

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Let's begin the new year by discussing "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud.

Nora Eldridge is a thirty-seven-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements.

The book is a riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and betrayed by passion and desire for a world beyond her own. Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this story of obsession and artistic fulfillment explores the thrill--and the devastating cost--of giving in to one's passions.

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