In case you didnt notice I moved this book club to 7:45, as we did a few weeks ago, instead of the traditional 7:30 to give the coffee shop time to clear out.
And we've got a poll up for the next bookhttp://bookclub.meetup.com/17/polls/
Virtually Normal by Andrew Sullivan
Refreshingly, in this wide-ranging discussion of the moral and political status of homosexuals, Sullivan, the gay former whizbang New Republic editor, prefers the middle register. On the one hand, he shuns the liberal tendency to give gays victim status but, on the other, advocates the legalization of gay marriage because he views it as the public recognition of a gay's basic human right to fully love another member of his/her group -- a right that, Sullivan notes, even bigots generally grant those they hate
Hood by Emma Donoghue
a tale of love between two Catholic women in Dublin, Ireland--a country in which homosexuality still largely dares not speak its name openly. Cara's sudden death at 30 leaves bereaved Penelope shocked, grieving, reliving their 14-year relationship, which Donoghue covers in a series of overlapping flashbacks
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts-a Bio of Harvey Milk