The woman upstairs

Join us this November to discuss Claire Messud’s novel, The Woman Upstairs.   Nora Eldridge, a Massachusetts teacher, has settled for a pale version of the life she wanted. She has become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids. When their daughter is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity–one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake.  Pick up a copy at our front desk. New members are always welcome.