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Virtual Santa Clarita Book Club
Saturday, February 05, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Category: Clubs

LACPA’s Winter Book Club Selection:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


Book Summary:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig introduces you to Nora Seed, a woman in between life and death.  Nora finds herself in a library, run by an old friend who serves as the librarian.  But this isn’t just an ordinary library.  Each book contains a different path her life might have taken had she made different choices.  The library offers Nora a chance to examine her regrets and an opportunity to reevaluate her decisions.  Ultimately Nora must examine within herself to explore what is fulfilling in her life.

The LACPA member who strongly recommended this novel, thought it was the best book she read in the past year, during a year when she has done a lot of reading.  She described it as well written and compelling.  Even months after finishing it, she found herself thinking about its messages.  She believes it will be of great interest and beneficial to psychotherapists, both personally and professionally.  

Acknowledgments and a Sample of Amazon Reviews:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Fiction list for nearly a year. 

It was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction and included in the Best-of-year books by The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, New York Public Library, Independent (London), Boston Globe, She Reads, Lit Hub, The Mary Sue, Amazon and more

"An absorbing but comfortable read...a vision of limitless possibility, of new roads taken, of new lives lived, of a whole different world available to us somehow, somewhere, might be exactly what’s wanted in these troubled and troubling times.” —The New York Times

Thanks to the storytelling chops of writer Matt Haig, The Midnight Library is an engaging read, full of gentle insights and soothing wisdom… This is a book about shedding regret by gaining perspective. It’s full of quirky plot lines, with glimpses of opportunities and potential in unexpected places and people.” —Psychology Today

“Haig is one of the most inspirational popular writers on mental health of our age and, in his latest novel, he has taken a clever, engaging concept and created a heart-warming story that offers wisdom in the same deceptively simple way as Mitch Albom's best tales.” —Independent (UK)


All Winter Book Club Meetings will be held via Zoom.

 Please contact the Book Club facilitators to RSVP so a Zoom Invitation can be sent to you

Hosted by Dr. Lynne Steinman 

[email protected]  

(661) 259-0144


 "The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."


Contact: Dr. Lynne Steinman [email protected] (661) 259-0144