Phoenix Book Club (online)

Event Type: Adults
Date: 7/6/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 "Run" by Ann Patchett. Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving possessive and ambitions father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see is sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children—all his children—safe. Set over a period of twenty-four hours, "Run" takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her bestselling novel, "Bel Canto", Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, "Run" is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.
Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Other Information:
 An eBook copy of this title is available at A physical copy may be reserved at This event is free and open to the public and will take place online via Zoom. Reservations are required to receive an invitation to join this online event, which will be e-mailed a few days before the event.
Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x. 132
Status: Closed
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  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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