COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends,
 
While our store is temporarily closed for browsing, we are taking orders online, over email, and telephone. Your options to receive the books are either in our "book cooler" in front of the store or to have them shipped (an additional fee applies). 

Stay safe, and be well, 

Connie

Ways to order: 

You can also, purchase a gift certificate here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/battenkill-books-gift-certificate 

And, if you'd like to make a donation, you may do so here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/donation

 

Fiction Book Club: Normal People by Sally Rooney CANCELLED

Due to the coronavirus threat, our April events have been cancelled. 

Please join us for a discussion of Sally Rooney's novel, Normal People

About Normal People 

Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation--awkward but electrifying--something life changing begins.

A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can't.

Sally Rooney was born in the west of Ireland in 1991. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesGranta and The London Review of Books. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, she is the author of Conversations with Friends. In 2019, she was named to the inaugural Time 100 Next list.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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