Book Club Reads The Shipping News


The Hudson Area Library Book Club has selected their next book! The group will meet on Friday, March 8 at 4pm to discuss Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novel, The Shipping News. New members and guests are always welcome! Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Hudson Area Library. Stop by the Library office to borrow a copy!

When Quoyle’s two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle’s struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons — and the unpredictable forces of nature and society — he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.