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By Hook or By Book Club
Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong
- Date: 10/22/2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Location: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
1250 SW District Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief.
Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.
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