Williamsburg book club

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. we'll meet to discuss "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides.  According to Amazon.com:

 

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license...records my first name simply as Cal."

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.   Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

 

We hope you'll be able to join us that night for a discussion of this full-length novel (and to share a knosh with friends, too!). 

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  • Susan M.

    I was looking forward to discussing this book, but am unable to attend.

    March 16, 2013

  • Diane

    My friend Beth is coming. She's actually read the book!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Had a pastoral emergency come up! Hope the meeting goes well.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess I go out of town a lot more than I thought! Will be out of town on Saturday :(

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My 25 old granddaughter is moving in this week she may want to join us.

    March 10, 2013

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