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A book club geared towards 20-30 somethings!

We’re venturing outside your mom's living room & bringing a book club to you! Books & Brews meets at Thimble Island Brewery the last Wednesday of every month. Join us in the tasting room where we'll discuss plots over pints. All books provided by us so it's 100% free.

Feel free to bring your own snacks. Thimble Islands offers a selection of craft beers (must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages), wine, soda, and water. No purchase necessary to take part in the book club. Come have some fun & get lit…erary at Books & Brews!

Books & Brews is part of our meetup group Everyday Adventurers (https://www.meetup.com/Everyday-Adventurers/). Be sure to check out our main page for more fun events!

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January Book Discussion

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Hello Books & Brews! We're tentatively still on for in person in January, so fingers crossed everything works out for our upcoming meeting. We missed you all last month!

This month's title is How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. You can read all about it below, and if you'd like a copy of the book we'll have some available at the Reference Desk of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.

Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.

Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and reimagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it’s about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home.


Now that it's definitely winter, we'll be meeting inside to discuss the book and encourage all attendees to follow current pandemic safety guidelines. We're also asking that everyone continue to RSVP if you intend on joining us so we can keep an eye on the headcount for the meeting. New members always welcome!

Past events (59)

CANCELED :( December Book Discussion

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