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From the Library – The Fixed Stars is the Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group’s Selection for May 2021

The Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group will read The Fixed Stars, a memoir by Molly Wizenberg, in May:

BOOK DESCRIPTION: From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships.

At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe.

Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are.

The Fixed Stars is available to download through Hoopla with your Library Card as an ebook or an audiobook. You can also place a hold on a print copy through our Online Catalog.

The Hoopla Huddle Book Discussion Group will meet (via Zoom) to discuss The Fixed Stars on Monday, May 24, at 6:00 PM. If you’d like to attend, please register with your email address now through our Online Calendar. Participants will receive an email with the login information for the Zoom meeting.

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