Have you ever read a really interesting book, and wished you could discuss it with someone who's read it? Are you tired of 50-shades-of-terrible best-sellers? Looking for motivation to pick up the more challenging books on your shelf/e-reader and discussing them over a cup of coffee or a pint? Are you new to the Chelmsford area and looking to meet like-minded women in a fun, relaxed setting? Then the Chelmsford Ladies' Book Club is for you! I'm looking to get a great group of Chelmsford women together who want to read quality literature (no chicklit!) and have a stimulating chat about it over coffee or drinks on a Sunday afternoon. All ages welcome!
For September we will be reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
A unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.
Now ninety-five years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life. Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.
See you there!