Book Discussion

1st Wednesday of the Month

Winona Public Library’s January 3rd Book Discussion will be 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajama’s by Marie-Helene Bertino

 “Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, precocious nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer. As she mourns the recent death of her mother, she doesn’t realize that on Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth-grade teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat's Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it.” – From the Publisher

Find out what happens to Madeleine, Sarina, and Lorca when Winona Public Library’s Book Discussion reads 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajama’s by Marie-Helene Bertino. Book Discussion meets every first Wednesday of the month at 2pm.  The next discussion is Wednesday, January 3rd.  If you cannot make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts on the book, go to

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