Take a break in your day and join us for our Lunch Break Book Club! Whether you are caregiving or looking for a way to connect with others, together we will explore timely topics while engaging with fellow community members. Sponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont and Senior Resources of Guilford, the Book Club focuses on caregivers although anyone in the community is invited to participate.
Join us on Thursday, February 22 as we begin exploring our first book selection, Silver Alert by Lee Smith (book and author details at the bottom of this page). The kickoff event will be a chance to meet other participants and take part in an introduction to the book. The first 15 caregiver registrants will receive a free copy of the book at the kickoff event. The group will reconvene for a book discussion with author Lee Smith on Thursday, March 21. Attendance at the kickoff event is required to be part of the discussion.
Silver Alert Kickoff
Thursday, February 22
High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point
(refreshments will be provided)
Registration is required by completing the form below by Tuesday, February 20. If you have questions, please contact Ryan Biagini at 336-889-8446.
About the Book
Goodreads describes Silver Alert as a “funny and endearing novel of family, secrets, and aging follows an elderly man who heads off on a joyride with a new young friend—who may have some secrets of her own.” Come along for a journey with Herb who is the caregiver for his wife with dementia as he faces his own denial about his health. After his family stages an intervention, Herb escapes with a friend in a Porshe setting off a Silver Alert. In the end, the characters forge an unlikely friendship as we see how as one life is ebbing, the other learns just how much more truly lies ahead.
About the Author
Lee Smith began writing stories at the age of nine and selling them for a nickel apiece. Since then, she has written seventeen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Guests on Earth, and most recently, Dimestore. She has received many awards, including the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.