Program Type:Book Discussion
Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.
This month, join us for The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.
About the Book
An extraordinary friendship. A lifetime of stories.
Seventeen-year-old Lenni Pettersson has been told she's dying, but still has plenty of living to do. She lives on the Terminal Ward at the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital. In their arts and crafts class she meets Margot, an 83-year-old, purple-pajama-wearing, fruitcake-eating rebel. Their friendship blooms, and though their days are dwindling both are determined to leave their mark on the world. With the help of Lenni's doting palliative care nurse and Father Arthur, the hospital's patient chaplain, Lenni and Margot devise a plan to create one hundred paintings showcasing the stories of the century they have lived: stories of love and loss, of courage and kindness, of unexpected tenderness and pure joy.
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot is a charming, fiercely alive, and disarmingly funny debut novel that is a brave testament to the power of living each day to the fullest, a tribute to the stories that we share, and a reminder of our unlimited capacity for friendship and love.
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