Join Rhode Island novelist, Jan Shapin, who will be discussing her latest novel, " A Desire Path", the Westerly Library's Book Club.
December 10, 2013
A Desire Path by Jan Shapin
What makes women fall for men who are tied to political causes? Set in the Depression and WW II's aftermath, A Desire Path links a love affair between a married woman and a union organizer with the crisis a famous female journalist faces trying to decide whether to join the Communist Party. Two stories of conflicted loyalties, each a journey along a desire path. Ilse is drawn to Andy because of his involvement in labor causes, even as Andy himself is struggling with a loss of belief. Anna Mae, Andy's old friend, tries to balance her responsibility to a senile father with a growing sense her left-wing politics have trapped her. After a disastrous encounter with Ilse's husband, Andy retreats to the mountains. Anna Mae flails about - from Seattle to Moscow, Los Angeles to China - while Ilse gradually discovers her own inner compass.
Westerly Public Library book discussion group is open to all readers of the current book. Each month's selection is listed on this website and in the on-paper calendar which is mailed to members of the Friends of the Library and Park, also available at the Circulation and Reference desks.