Join older adult readers at this lively book club at the Heineberg Senior Residence in the New North End.

To register, contact Barbara Shatara at

This month's book is The Woman Next Door By Yewande Omotoso

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation and, gradually, the two discover common ground. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change?


May 23, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.