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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani #1

The book for our April Meetups is The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani.  RSVP for only one date.

Here is a description of the book:

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    April 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you click on the link I provided?

      April 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, about the author being surprised at the Pulitzer win?

      April 16, 2014

  • Beth C.

    8-10 participants would have been ideal, but we enjoyed ourselves and were able to talk.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will see you next month, just finished The Goldfinch.

    April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope I have time to start it, final exams are approaching.

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also can't make it. Too much school work and I have Pesach coming up.

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to bow out of this months meet up. Head cold & no sleep for last three days. Enjoy!

    April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry that you're not well, you'll be missed! (PS What did you think of the book?)

      April 11, 2014

  • Lea

    If you would like to look at the discussion questions for the book prior to the meetup, please go to http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/9293-yonahlossee-riding-camp-for-girls-disclafani?start=3.

    April 4, 2014

  • Kathie

    I switched to the 26th; can't finish the book by the 12th. :-(

    March 31, 2014

    • Kathie

      Oh, thanks, Jen! I'm trying to finish To Conquer the Air, a non-fiction book about the Wright Brothers, and something had to give. :-) Great book. Very well written.

      March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will add the book to my list of TBR :) Thanks!

      March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Starting it tonight!

    March 20, 2014

    • Kathie

      Jen, I just now realized how quickly this was coming up! Just ordered it from the library tonight. :-)

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just finished March's read, so I'm hoping to get the April one done in a few weeks, too.

      March 20, 2014

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    Event Host
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