Memoirs & Coffee will read Doris Lessing's Alfred & Emily which chronicles her parent's unhappy relationship following World War I. Lessing adds a twist to the story by giving a speculative account of what her parents' lives might have been like if they had not married. Alfred & Emily will be discussed on Tuesday, April 28th, at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Samplers will discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan for its next meeting on Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. This debut fiction novel, wildly popular since it was published in 2007, recounts the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney who met when the architect was designing a house for the Cheneys. Both were married to other people at the time, and the decision to go off to Europe together caused a scandal which ended tragically when they returned to the U.S. This title should provide a very interesting book discussion.