Warrior Book Club: All the Lonely People (Aug-Oct)
Join us as we read our next book, All the Lonely People. The book club is open to all WSU alumni, friends and family and there is no fee to join. Just sign up, secure your own copy of the book in any format you prefer (print or digital) and start reading with us!
The club will spend about two months on each book, so there’s plenty of time to read. We will meet along the way in a private online forum to discuss the book in sessions led by a club moderator.
About the book: In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Birdpaints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship, and fulfillment. But it’s a lie. In reality, Hubert’s days are all the same, dragging on without him seeing a single soul.
Until he receives some good news — good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. The news that his daughter is coming for a visit.
Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship, and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all
Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows, will he ever get to live the life he’s pretended to have for so long?