Afternoon Open Book Club (The Children’s Act by Ian McEwan)

April 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Afternoon Open Book Club (The Children's Act by Ian McEwan)

The “Open Afternoon Book Club” will meet in the Story Garden Room on Wednesday, April  19th, at 1:00 pm. This month, the group will discuss Ian McEwan’s The Children Act.

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis.
At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital—an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both. (

Books are available at the circulation desk.

All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information on the “Open Afternoon Book Club” or other Library events, call 655-9322 or visit