The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library has teamed up with Roundhouse Brewery for Season 7 of Books Burgers and Brews. Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public and held on 4th Mondays starting at 6 pm. We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras See details on our next discussion below!
Our vision for this event is to provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion. We like to call it... "A Book Club With A Kick". We would love to have you join us!
September 26th, 2022: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.
Join Sheila and Laurel from the Books Burgers and Brews at Roundhouse Brewery on September 26th at 6:00 pm for a fun BOOK-filled discussion. Fun giveaways included as well as dinner. Register today!