We are a group of enthusiastic readers from different sexual orientations (Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, questioning, straight), different ages, and diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We share eclectic tastes in literature. We read everything from the most popular bestsellers to the odd and obscure; across all genres of fiction and non-fiction. We read to explore the variety of the human experience. Our book club is a place where we learn from each other and freely express our views. We select thought-provoking, challenging, but also fun books. Join us every month for a lively discussion, followed by dinner/drinks at Wilde Bar.
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The mesmerizing story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans.
In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript.
Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana’s son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers.
What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece—an ode to home, storytelling and the possibility of parallel worlds.
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