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‘French Lieutenant’s Woman’ at Classic Book Club

isabell rivera ow contributor | 5/17/2019, midnight

The Palmdale City Library’s Classics Book Club will discuss the novel “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” by John Fowles, Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m., at the library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

Written in 1969, the novel is set in the mid-19th century and tells the story of Sarah Woodruff, a woman who fell in love with and was then abandoned by a French lieutenant. While living in disgrace in the coastal town of Lyme Regis, Sarah meets Charles Smithson, an orphaned gentleman engaged to the daughter of a wealthy tradesman, who falls in love with her while listening to her story.

The novel was transformed into a popular 1981 motion picture starring Meryl Streep.

The Classics Book Club typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 7 to 8 pm but will meet on the third Monday in May due to the Memorial Day holiday. New members are welcome to attend.

The Palmdale City Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, all the Palmdale City Library at (661) 267-5600, TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.