'The Paying Guests'

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'The Paying Guests'

Georgetown Book Club's August Selection

Financially strained in the aftermath of World War I, unmarried Frances Wray and her mother must resort to opening their London home to lodgers, an act of necessity that is complicated further by the class distinction between the women and the married couple who arrive to board, Leonard and Lilian Barber.

Soon, though, the disruptive nature of the Barbers' presence shifts in an unexpected way, as Frances and Lily experience a mutual attraction and begin an affair that is both powerful and dangerous, leading to a sudden act of violence that brings with it harrowing consequences.

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
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