Evening Book Club

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month. New members are always welcome!


The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen: 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik GroenMonday, January 20th at 7:00pm

 

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

 

Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously.

 

With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences.


A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

 

Evening Book Club 2020 Book List

January- The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

February- A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

March- Circe: A Novel by Madeline Miller

April- The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

May- The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn

June- Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 



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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Cover Image
By Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455542154
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 3rd, 2018