Christmas is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book!! The CPA Book Club has selected The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley for our December book of the month. A quick synopsis is below. Our book club meeting will take place remotely on Sunday, December 27 at 1:00 pm.
This book is an easy read and, with our present circumstances, a great pick. We hope you can join us for our last virtual meeting of 2020! Please register online or email Kathy Cain at email@example.com.
The Authenticity Project
"Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica's Café. When Monica discovers Julian's abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely.
And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves. It will also knit the group together In Real Life at Monica's Cafe, where they'll discover the thrill and sometime-risk of being completely honest--and, for some, find unexpected love.
With a cast of characters who are by turns quirky and funny, heartbreakingly sad and painfully true-to-life, The Authenticity Project is a novel readers will take to their hearts and read with unabashed pleasure.