What we're about

We are a book club for folks who actually want to discuss the book!
Open to anyone, but we will meet in the East Lake, Kirkwood, Oakhurst area.
We'll read books that are in paperback already but pretty new (last 15 years-ish), choosing from book award winners and nominees and books that highlight diverse perspectives.
We will vote on books nominated by members to read at the end of each meeting.
Looking forward to reading with folks!

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Discuss "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong

Let's read and discuss On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. The people who come will vote on the next book, so bring an idea :) Remember that we're trying to read current-ish fiction (last 15 years) that is already in paperback and has won or been nominated for an award. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

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