When introverted Ethan Fawcett marries fun-loving Barb, so comfortable in the world, he has every reason to believe he will be delivered from a lifetime of solitude. She fills his world with a sense of adventure, expanding his horizons beyond his comfortable routine. To ease Ethan's fears of becoming a father, Barb suggests they foster two young brothers, Tommy and Sam, and Ethan immediately falls in love with the boys. When the pandemic hits, he becomes obsessed with providing a perfect life for them. But instead of bringing Barb and Ethan closer together, the boys become a wedge in their relationship, as Ethan is unable to share with Barb a secret that has been haunting him since childhood. Then Ethan takes Tommy and Sam on a biking trip in Italy, and it becomes clear just how unusual Ethan and his boys are.
Immediately following at NOON...
Join us for a book talk and lunch
Barbara Graham and Katie Hafner
What Johan Knows and The Boys
As a happy coincidence, we have rescheduled last month's cancelled event with Barbara Graham and Katie Hafner to coincide with our book group discussion of The Boys. Graham and Hafner both are established Bay Area writers (Graham's a playwright and Hafner's a journalist and author of seven works of nonfiction) who will discuss their debut novels.