Next Meetup

Discuss Runaway by Alice Munro
We'll discuss Alice Munro's book of short stories Runaway. WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 This acclaimed, bestselling collection also contains the celebrated stories that inspired the Pedro Almodóvar film Julieta. Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises, from the title story about a young woman who, though she thinks she wants to, is incapable of leaving her husband, to three stories about a woman named Juliet and the emotions that complicate the luster of her intimate relationships. In Munro’s hands, the people she writes about – women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children – become as vivid as our own neighbors. It is her miraculous gift to make these stories as real and unforgettable as our own.

Clifton area

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What we're about

Greater Cincinnati book club for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people. We read a variety of genres, not limited to LGBT-themes, and meet once a month to discuss a book and socialize.

Our book club started in August 2013 as a way to meet other LGBT people in the Cincinnati area for socializing and friendship, and of course reading and discussing books. As a group we read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. Usually we hold the book club meetings at members' homes, on a rotating but voluntary basis. Currently we're meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. Members suggest books to read and we select upcoming books as a group. We read a variety of genres, primarily fiction, novels and short story collections, with the occasional non-fiction book or memoir if we agree on a topic or person. We're not limited to LGBT authors or themes. Generally the person who suggested the book will lead the discussion at the meeting.

The group is open to new members. The group becomes stronger as people attend regularly. We so far have not had to set a limit for the group. If the regular attendance grows, a limit may have to be set. But there is no pressure to attend every meeting. We welcome newcomers!

Some of our members are also on Goodreads.com. If you're on Goodreads and want to connect with other members you can put a link to your Goodreads profile in your Meetup profile.

If you've got any questions about our group, feel free to drop me a note! -- Joe

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