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Cookies and Conversation: “The Heirloom Garden”

April 19 at 2:00 pm

Join us at the library for a book club featuring cookies and lively conversation about heartwarming reads–satisfying endings guaranteed! Title of the month: The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman. Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family…of flowers. When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family—a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability—Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbor’s life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live. Copies of the book will be available at the Adult Information Desk about four weeks in advance while supplies last. If you would like to attend this book discussion virtually, please contact Katharyn via email: khaas@portagelibrary.info


April 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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