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July(ish) meetup: the Yonahlossee riding camp for girls by Anton DiSclafani

  • Aug 2, 2013 · 8:00 PM
  • Katie's house

Ok ladies! This month we will be reading the Yonahlossee riding camp for girls by Anton DiSclafani. It's really good and should make for interesting discussion. Please message me if anyone would like a digital copy of the book. Please bring an appetizer to share and a bottle of wine if you wish! And please bring $3-5 cash to keep the meet up going:0)

Here is the synopsis:

 

“This summer’s first romantic page turner.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Named a most anticipated book for Summer 2013 by The Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly and USA Today, NPR, and People summer reads pick

A lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girls’-school rituals, set in the 1930s South


It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girls’ friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their family’s citrus farm—a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country.

Weaving provocatively between home and school, the narrative powerfully unfurls the true story behind Thea’s expulsion from her family, but it isn’t long before the mystery of her past is rivaled by the question of how it will shape her future. Part scandalous love story, part heartbreaking family drama, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is an immersive, transporting page-turner—a vivid, propulsive novel about sex, love, family, money, class, home, and horses, all set against the ominous threat of the Depression—and the major debut of an important new writer.

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  • Chrissy

    awesome ladies and conversation! :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Nicole B.

    Awesome group of moms, really enjoyed the conversation!

    August 2, 2013

  • Stephanie

    yea! It looks like I'm going to make it. Can someone email me the address? [masked]

    August 2, 2013

    • Chrissy

      7 cortina, irvine :0)

      August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's actually Cortona. Just don't want anyone to get lost!

      August 2, 2013

  • Lauren D.

    Skipping this month, its been a crazy one. Hope to catch up next month

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought I could swing it, but we just moved here a week ago and I'm still getting settled. Next month!

    August 2, 2013

  • Amby

    Sorry to bow out at the last minute but hubby got a free ticket for a show at the OC Fair. So I'm on Brynna duty :) loved the book. See you next month!

    August 2, 2013

  • Alyssa W.

    My husband travels during the week, so the weekends are the only time I get to spend with him. I'd love to meet you ladies, but I just can't do Fri-Sun meetings. :(

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully next time.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this but couldn't find the book at the library. Hope to make it next time.

    July 30, 2013

    • Chrissy

      Elaine, you are still welcome to come and socialize if you would like:)

      August 1, 2013

  • Jaclyn L.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it after all. I was really looking forward to meeting everyone and I LOVED the book. Hopefully I can make it to the next one!

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you send me a digital copy?

    July 28, 2013

    • Chrissy

      No. Sorry:0( I'm not nearly as techie as I thought;0) can't seem to figure out how to do it!!:0/

      July 29, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm determined to make it this time...even if I have to stay up late to read the book!

    July 24, 2013

    • Chrissy

      We would love to see you!!:0)

      July 24, 2013

  • Nicole B.

    My first meetup, looking forward to a stimulating dialogue with some awesome moms!

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Chrissy

    for the love of God.....I can't figure out how to get the e-book to you guys. Sorry:0/ My brain hurts!!! lol!

    July 12, 2013

  • Amby

    Can I get a digital copy? The title is checked out at my local library. Thanks!!

    July 5, 2013

    • Chrissy

      I'm still working on getting the software to make it available. Sorry for the hold up:0/

      July 7, 2013

    • Amby

      No problem, Chrissy! I finally got a kindle so I'm excited to use it :)

      July 11, 2013

  • Ellen O.

    Sorry to miss this one but my family is visiting that week.

    July 8, 2013

  • Chrissy

    I'm still working on getting the software to make it available. Sorry for the hold up:0/

    July 7, 2013

  • Courtenay B.

    I would also love the digital copy!

    July 5, 2013

    • Chrissy

      I'm still working on getting the software to make it available. Sorry for the hold up:0/

      July 7, 2013

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