The Hoopla Huddle Online Book Group: The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Irondequoit Public Library

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Join the Irondequoit Public Library's online book group called The Hoopla Huddle. This month we'll be reading The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg.

All are welcome to join the Hoopla Huddle Discussion Group. The ebook is available to be downloaded for free from Hoopla with your library card.  The free audiobook can be downloaded here

This program will be held online using a communication app/website called Zoom. Registration required with an email address. Participants will receive an email with the log-in information for Zoom. 

Book Description: From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships.


At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to believe.

Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we're "born this way." Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are.


Event Type(s): Adult Programs, Adult - Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults

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