Lory's Place Book Club-The Humans
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Time: Jun 21, 2021 05:00 PM
- 06:30 PM
Located in Edgewater Center
445 Upton Drive
St. Joseph, MI
Contact Name: Chris Roland
Contact Phone: 269-983-2707
Contact Email: CRoland1@lorysplace.org
Book: The Humans by Matt Haig
(2013; contemporary adult fiction)
Body-snatching has never been so heartwarming . . .
The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable novel about alien abduction, mathematics, and that most interesting subject of all: ourselves. Combine Douglas Adams’s irreverent take on life, the universe, and everything with a genuinely moving love story, and you have some idea of the humor, originality, and poignancy of Matt Haig’s latest novel.
Our hero, Professor Andrew Martin, is dead before the book even begins. As it turns out, though, he wasn’t a very nice man--as the alien imposter who now occupies his body discovers. Sent to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a major mathematical problem, the alien soon finds himself learning more about the professor, his family, and “the humans” than he ever expected. When he begins to fall for his own wife and son--who have no idea he’s not the real Andrew--the alien must choose between completing his mission and returning home or finding a new home right here on Earth.
The book will be discussed in its entirety on Monday, June 21st, 2021. Books are not provided but can be ordered through Lory’s Place. Call for details.
RSVP by Monday, June 7th, 2021 to Chris Roland, Bereavement Coordinator, by phone at 269-983-2707 or email at CRoland1@lorysplace.org
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