March 2018 Pick
John Boyne’s “THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES”
“By turns whimsical and heartbreaking, Boyne’s sprawling novel treads Dickensian territory across seven decades of Irish history, ending with a redemption for both a country and a native son.” – PEOPLE
One of Ireland’s most acclaimed and best-known writers, John Boyne has won fans around the world for his novels for adults and younger readers, including the New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, A History of Loneliness, and The Absolutist. He now brings us his most ambitious novel yet, THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES, a masterful epic that earned raves in the UK, tracing the life of an ordinary Irish man from 1945 to 2015 as he grapples with his relationships, his sexuality, and his search for a place and people that truly make him feel at home.
To join Outbook, simply pick up and read our month’s selection. Outbook is supported by the Palm Springs Public Library; hardcopy; audio and ebooks are available through the library to borrow- first come, first served, as well as for purchase at book stores and online booksellers. OutBook meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatres), upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Follow Desert Outlook on Facebook or Twitter for book club updates. Desert Outlook book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes leads discussions around each month’s selection as well as reviewing the book online on the Outbook website.
Outbook connects the LGBTQ community, and celebrates the joy and tradition of sharing our stories. Launched by Desert Outlook Magazine, and supported by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and the Palm Springs Public Library, this monthly book club highlights a mix of LGBTQ new releases and influential classics.