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December - 32 Candles by Ernessa Carter
People say this book is fun page-turner, featuring an ugly duckling who finds her own beauty. Seems like just the right vibe as we head into winter. As usual, feel free to bring a snack or drink to share with the group. But most importantly, bring yourself and be ready for a engaging conversation with some great women. ABOUT THE BOOK This debut novel of longing for family, love, and acceptance finds some interesting territory before settling too early into inevitability. Davidia Jones, a nerdy child of poverty, is abused by her alcoholic mother and despicable father and is the subject of merciless taunting at her high school. But it's the "Molly Ringwald Ending" that guides this fragile 15-year-old when she bolts town with a lesbian trucker named Mama Jane and lands a gig as a '40s-style chanteuse in L.A. With a little Hollywood stardust, she redefines herself and begins living the life she's dreamed of--until James, the rich golden boy she had a crush on back home, walks into her nightclub. Not knowing their connected past, James promptly goes gaga for the overhauled Davie, whose need for sweet revenge adds a welcome dark edge to an otherwise predictable trajectory toward self-empowerment. New Agey embellishments (an "atonement list") seem like a misstep for a spirited heroine stuck in a middling narrative.

Englewood Public Library, Perrin Room

1000 Englewood Parkway · Englewood, CO

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This is a book club for women of color to gather and grow over good books. We will read one book a month and meet up to discuss.

I like a little life-talk with my book-talk...so this won’t be the kind of book club where reading is optional, but don’t worry, it won’t be high school English class either.

The first meeting will be at a coffee shop, but we can change to bars or people’s homes depending on the group’s preference.

Whether you’re a total book worm or the only book you’ve opened in years is Facebook, join us!

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