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November Book Club

  • Serenity Garden Tea House & Cafe 316 Vallette Way West Palm Beach United States (map)

The One-in-a-Million Boy

By Monica Wood

“The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don’t they teach you anything at school?”

So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who’s been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she’s confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades.

One Saturday, the boy doesn’t show up. Ona starts to think he’s not so special after all, but then his father arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son’s good deed. The boy’s mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that the world can surprise us at any age, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find ourselves again.

“Readers won’t be able to resist falling for Ona … The conclusion will leave them smiling through their tears.” —Shelf Awareness

As the sisters reconnect and learn to support one another, each finds romance where she least expects it, while Sydney's child, Bay, discovers both the safe home she has longed for and her own surprising gifts. With the help of their elderly cousin Evanelle, endowed with her own uncanny skills, the Waverley women redeem the past, embrace the present, and take a joyful leap into the future.

$23 plus tax and gratuity includes the club, entree choice and a glass of wine. Additional wine and food will be available on the evening, so don't worry you can still have your scones.

Earlier Event: October 19
Sunday's at Serenity
Later Event: December 1
Holiday Royal Tea