Book Discussion with Albany Guardian Society: The Last Chairlift

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Yes, at 844 pages John Irving's fifteenth novel is a long one.  But -- like his books The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules -- it's also a great one, a multigenerational portrait of an extended family, filled with richly drawn characters, funny and farcical moments, and tender and wistful ones too. The book offers thoughtful messages of tolerance, understanding, and affection for those who are different, all delivered in Irving's distinct style.  

We're teaming up with the Albany Guardian Society to discuss this book over Zoom.  You're also encouraged to watch the recorded session of the live author talk with John Irving, from October 26.  He offers wonderful insights into his creative motivations, character development, and why he writes longhand (yes, longhand!) CLICK HERE to access the recorded virtual author talk with John Irving.

To join, please contact AGS at 518-434-2140 to register and receive your Zoom link.  Copies of the book are available from many UHLS Libraries; if you need help obtaining a copy, please call us at the Adult Information Desk, 518-456-2400 ext. 3