Cottage Book Club: The Road to Wellville

The Cottage Book Club of “mostly mature” adult (when we have to be) women (although not necessarily required) welcomes everyone, whether or not they have read the book. We’re friendly, of all ages, love to laugh and sometimes cry. We talk strictly about the book, and afterwards, a little about the author. Karen Langs is the facilitator and begins discussion with a general question. “One comment at a time, please."

The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10:00 a.m. for an hour, more or less. The Cottage Book Club meets year round and is open to anyone who wishes to join for a day or a season.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event address: 
McLean & Eakin Booksellers
307 E. Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770
The Road to Wellville Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140167184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1994

Publisher Marketing:

Will Lightboy is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous battle creek spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too.

So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives - or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in "The New York Times Book Review" called "The Road to Wellville" "a marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end."


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