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LTAI Book Discussion: Mary Alice Monroe’s THE BEACH HOUSE

Let's Talk About It

The Beach HouseDr. Todd Hagstette, a USC-Aiken humanities scholar, will lead the fourth and final book discussion in the series, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT — SOUTH CAROLINA WRITERS ON PAGE AND SCREEN (LTAI). As with the other three books in the series, participants will compare the novel to its film adaptation (The movie was produced in 2018).

“Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother — coming just as her own life is spinning out of control — has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances with her mother that she will earn life’s most precious lessons — true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.”

This program is for adults 18 and older. Books are first come, first served. Call the Reference Desk for more information.
LTAI Movie viewings are in the 1st floor meeting room.

Made possible by a grant from SC Humanities and funding from the Friends of the Library.