March 31, 2011
Blue Bottle Club
Penelope J. Stokes
In the wake of the depression of 1929, four friends gather in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact. “Our dreams for the future,” they whisper, as they place tiny pieces of paper holding their life wishes into the blue, cabin-shaped bottle. Letitia dreams of marriage and children; Mary hopes to be a painter; Eleanor aspires to help those in need as a social worker; Adora longs to be a Broadway actress. Four girls, four dreams, and four futures sealed in a cobalt blue bottle. Sixty-five years later, local news reporter Brendan Delaney stumbles upon the bottle, discovering the most meaningful story of her career and possibly the meaning missing from her own life.
**we deviated from the book we had originally planned-- "House and Home, " due to some rather intimate and unnecessary details and cussing we'd rather not read.
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