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About a year and a half ago, I saw this book group called the Middle Aged Women's Punk Rock Book Club Meetup and I thought, "Well, that's fabulous!" And then I thought, "I want to join!"

I was a saxophone player in a former life and I think I qualify as middle-aged (although some days I feel older and, some days, younger). I didn't start this group; it began about two or three organizers ago. But I did step in at a certain point in time to organize the group and here I am!

So far we've read some really fascinating books -- with fierce female characters. We've read books by feminist writers from all parts of society. In the past year or so we've read Octavia Butler, Madeline Miller, Lucia Berlin, Willy Vlautin, Mesha Maren, Lida Yuknavitch and Miranda July. Writers who are courageous, who are unflinchingly honest, who tell the stories they want told.

I can't wait to read more and to meet you!

Thank you for joining us!

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Read Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca

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For October, we'll dive into the classic Gothic suspense novel by Daphne du Maurier -- winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century -- is now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Armie Hammer.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King

Read Alix Harrow's The Once and Future Witches

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For December!
'Glorious . . . a tale that will sweep you away' Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger

'A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women' Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer

In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the three Eastwood sisters join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote - and perhaps not even to live - the sisters must delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.

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Read Barbara Hagerty's Life Reimagined

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