April Meetup

The book for this month is Hero by Perry Moore.


Book description:

The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League – the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely

face himself: he’s gay.

But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League.

To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he’ll have to come to terms with his father’s past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.

Please join us for some good discussion and social time. Refreshments will be available. (Please feel free to bring a snack or beverage. I will supply at least one bottle of wine. )

There is never any pressure to have the book completed (or read at all) in order to attend. We would just love to have you, and it can be enjoyable to hear about the book and meet some cool people.

Remember that Books, Inc. provides book club members a 15% discount on the books we are reading for the meetup. Call ahead to make sure they have a copy available for you. They can also arrange to have books shipped to you.


Parking can be challenging, but there are a number of options. There are the obvious street meters which are free by this time. In addition to these there are two outdoor lots and a parking garage in the vicinity, all of which are also free on Sundays. (Regularly $0.50/hr)Parking and transportation:

The Civic Center Parking Structure is next door to the Alameda Theatre and is located at 1416 Oak Street, between Central Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue. Lot A is accessible from Park Avenue between Central avenue and Santa Clara Avenue. Lot B is accessible from both Central Avenue and Alameda Avenue between Oak Street and Park Street.

The bookstore is also not too far from the Fruitvale BART Station on Oakland. It is an easy bus ride from there. Arrangements can also be made with the organizer and/or other members for rides to and from the BART. Just post requests and availability to the comments.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Monique and I really enjoyed the book club! Next time, we plan to go out afterwards with everyone! I learned a lot about the book from hearing everyone's comments. Thanks!

    April 29, 2013

  • Richard St. P.

    I enjoyed it very much, and look forward to the next one. Everyone seemed very nice and friendly.

    April 29, 2013

  • Terry

    Loved the book, so bummed i couldn't make it, looking forward to next time!

    April 29, 2013

  • alan b

    hiking with a queer group earlier in the afternoon, so hopefully will make this!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mask. Check. Gloves. Check. Cape. Oh crud, where did I put that thing???

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Jeff

    Sorry, read the book but could not make it tomorrow.

    April 27, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I realized I'll be out of town this weekend! Bummer. See you all in May!

    April 23, 2013

  • Katie S

    I can't make it but would love to next month - what's the book next time?

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    maybe. If I have time to read the book. Anybody riding BART?

    April 23, 2013

  • Jesse P.

    Sorry I wasn't there last time- I had a last minute conflict and forgot to change my RSVP. Anyway, I will totally be there this time! Looking forward. I'm a sucker for superhero stories. :)

    April 17, 2013

  • Don

    Not enough time to procure reference.

    April 14, 2013

  • Galen

    In not sure

    March 31, 2013

  • EileenBerkun

    casting idea for LHofD: Lily Tomlin as the Mad King

    March 28, 2013

    • Gary

      Y'know, I can actually see that. For some reason, I feel as if I have heard/read that suggestion somewhere before.

      March 28, 2013

  • Jody

    I'm sad...I have a wedding the same evening. And despite its fantasy element, I was looking forward to discussing this book. Alas, next time.

    March 25, 2013

    • Gary

      Feel free to send me or someone else any comments you might have to share prior to the meetup.

      March 28, 2013

  • Vae

    My two favorite things to do! Wine and reading great books! I am definitely bringing a bottle...I cannot wait and look forward meeting everyone.

    March 28, 2013

    • Gary

      Will be glad to have you.

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this!

    March 26, 2013

  • Galen

    It's really cute and quite good no really dark themes

    March 16, 2013

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