Book Club

Senior Planet Book Club: A Long Petal of the Sea

The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce that our next online Book Club offering is…..

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

For week one of our Book Club, please read chapters 1- 5 by Tuesday, January 19th. 

Then come back to and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we read!

We’ll meet over Zoom to discuss the full book the week of February 1st. More details to come!

Here is how you can obtain a copy of A Long Petal of the Sea:

Borrow Online:

Most libraries in the U.S. allow patrons to borrow e-books or audiobooks through online systems or applications you can download to your smartphone. OverDrive and Hoopla are two of the most popular services. A Long Petal of the Sea is currently available on OverDrive HERE. If you are in New York State, you can apply for a library card online HERE.


Order a Hard Copy:

Contact your local bookstore to see if they are shipping books! We highly encourage you to support the independently owned bookstores in your area.


Visit, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community.


Order on Amazon for $13.99


Read on Your Desktop or Tablet:

Purchase on Google Play: $13.99


Read on Your Smartphone, E-Reader or Tablet:

Purchase on Kindle: $13.99

Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the Kindle app for free on your smartphone or tablet!


Purchase on Nook: $13.99

Don’t have a Nook? You can download the Nook app for free on your smartphone or tablet!


Having any issues getting the book? Call (917) 936-4410 for assistance!


5 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: A Long Petal of the Sea

  1. I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I have. I am learning so much about the how the political situations evolved in Spain and South America pre/post WWII while becoming so connected to well-developed characters that the author has revealed in this story.
    I can’t wait to discuss this book with others.

    1. I totally agree with Rebecca. I did not expect to becoming so involved in this
      book to the point I read late into the night. I knew of this author, but had not
      actually read her work. I will now find more titles by her when I finish this one.
      Discussing with others will further expand my understanding.
      Thanks to all who voted for this title. I did not, but was really encouraged by the comments from people on the Morning Stretch group who follow Rama Cas every morning in stretches. It is great to keep the communication going.
      Thanks to Senior Planet for this opportunity.

      1. As stated by others, I did not expect to be drawn into the politics of Spain. I am also developing a better understanding of Neruda’s poetry. I hope I can finish this book in time for the discussion.

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