Zoom/In-Person Program: Newport Book Club – “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….
This is a live program that will be conducted both in-person and via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. Limit of 10 attendees in-person. Please note in the Special Needs section of the registration form if you prefer in-person or Zoom attendance. For those attending via Zoom, on the day of the program, we will email you with a link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account. However, if you would like to create a free account you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup. Questions may be directed to Valerie Davis at email@example.com.
Everyone, age 6 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks.
Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.
This program will take place outside our current hours of operation. For those attending in-person, a staff member will allow you entrance to the building.
Meeting Room: Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level
Age Range: adult