Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. She struggles to find herself and her independence.
This group was established during the summer of 2007 as a casual, social means of discussing the books that have been sitting on our nightstands, or on our "Must Read!" lists for months, as well as providing the incentive with which to actually read them. The group originally ran with two branches: Cambridge and Brookline, and our goal is to provide similar groupings in and around the Boston area. Organization has changed hands over the past two years, but the result has always been a source of good conversation, new acquaintances, and exposure to books and genres that provide both comfort and exploration. So, if you're into reading, talking, and often eating (yay, eating!), you are even remotely close to the Boston area, and are the ages of 20-30ish, this is the group for you.