Bitter Orange
Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Claire Fuller

Facilitator: Carole Pichney

This seductive psychological portrait features a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.

Frances Jellico is dying and remembering the summer of 1969 when she was commissioned to survey the follies in the garden of Lyntons – a decrepit and almost derelict country house. There, living in the attic for a month or so, she meets Cara and Peter who are staying in the rooms below hers. This unusual couple encourage Frances to stay up late, to smoke, to eat and drink as much as she wants, and to ignore the work she has been commissioned to do. But Frances discovers a hole in her bathroom floor which allows her to spy on Cara and Peter, an act of duplicity she is unable to resist. As Frances falls under her new friends’ spell and she learns their stories, the house offers up its own secrets, until her life is changed forever.

About the Facilitator
Carole Pichney, a native New Yorker, moved to the area three years ago after being a part-time resident for 11 years. She is a retired social worker who used her Certified Financial Planner designation to advance awareness and provide training to prevent financial exploitation of impaired seniors.


There is no charge to attend.

Reservations are not required.

Seating is limited to 75.

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