Trigger Warning! Theme containing suicide. The Midnight Library is an exploration of the meaning of life and the impact we carry with us from emotional traumas and mental health issues.
13 - 20 - 27 September 2023
8:00pm EST - 5:00 pm PST
PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE READ THE ENTIRE BOOK PRIOR TO OUR FIRST MEETING
From Robin about our new book ...
I chose this book to discuss in three short sessions using a discussion guide that helps us focus on appreciating what we have in our lives without regrets. The book explores the meaning of life and the impact of struggling with mental health. It leads readers to reflect on their own life and the possibilities of their future. It is an easy read and evoked feelings of gratitude for me.
If you could live your life over again, would you make the same choices? Nora Seed is depressed: Her best friend has ghosted her from the other side of the world; she is estranged from her brother; she just got fired; and her cat died. Nora attempts suicide but instead finds herself in a library where she gets to choose other life paths. Matt Haig takes readers on a journey of quantum physics that will have them feeling that they actually understand the theory. He treats the subject of suicide with a light touch, and the book’s playful tone will be welcome to readers who like their fantasies sweet if a little too forgettable. This book begs the reader to ask real life questions about their own happiness and encourages the fantasy of considering the paths not taken.
Robin Saul is a registered dietitian who earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture and human nutrition from the University of Florida. Although not discovering the benefits of a plant-centric, no processed foods diet until 2016, she raised her four kids with an abundance of plant foods and home cooking. Robin has specialized nutrition knowledge in the areas of gastroenterology, food intolerances and allergies, gerontology and recipe development.