The November meeting of the Riverton Area Book Club is the third Saturday, Nov. 18th, held 10-11am, at the Riverton Library. The feature novel is: Oona Out of Order, by Margarita Montimore, published in 2020. Montimore, born in Russian Ukraine, worked in publishing and social media before becoming a writer.
This story involves some time travel: Oona, the main character, is celebrating her 19th birthday on New Year's Eve (1982), but at midnight she passes out and wakes up as herself at 51 years of age. That continues each January 1--waking up as herself in a different age (and body) of her life. The reader is presented with a magical, inventive story which has been discussed at numerous book clubs and given numerous book awards. The book club does not meet in December. The January 20, 2024, book selection is Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus; a miniseries adaptation began streaming on Apple+ this month. Garmus's story exposes in a sometimes humorous, sometimes sad manner the anti-female bias in the field of science.