What we're about

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet at the new Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore location (5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111). We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more at our website http://mochagirlsread.com

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Book Club Meeting: Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

*Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Book Synopsis Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met. As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? As Lucky—an outsider no matter what choices she makes—is pushed to the breaking point, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. The result is a profoundly American debut novel shot through with humor and loss, a story of love, family, and the truths that define us all. - - - - - - - - - - - We will be meeting inside the store. - - - - - - - - - - - Looking forward to seeing you all there! P.S. If you don't finish the book, come anyway!! (If you don't mind hearing about the end.) - - - - - - - - - - - Buy the book from your local Bookstore (most will give you a book of the month discount) or at Amazon where 7% of the sale goes towards the book club: https://www.amazon.com/shop/mochagirlsread

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