We will be reading The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick for the November selection of the Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion Group.
The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal.
During the years he spends in neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God. His mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife Nikki.
In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.
How does the book redefine happy endings? What makes Pat so determined to believe that every cloud has a silver lining?
How does Cliff use the Eagles' playbook to teach Pat about the real world? How do the Eagles bring unity to Pat's family?
Think about the book's closing scene. How has The Silver Linings Playbook inspired you in your life?
Let us know what you think.
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