HAL Book Club January Meeting

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5pm

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Book Group, which reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, will read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig for this month’s meeting and discussion.

All are welcome. Meetings take place at the Hudson Area Library, in the Community Room. Masks and social distancing are required.

Register: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

The Midnight Library is available in regular print, large print, and book on CD through the Hudson Area Library; and as an eBook or eAudiobook through the OverDrive Libby app.

Description from publisher:

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.