What we're about

Monthly meetup for young professional women living in the Walthamstow area to talk about a selected book (and chit-chat!). We will pair the chat with wine, coffee or whatever you fancy. Each meetup takes place in a selected location in Walthamstow, and pets are more than welcome if the selected place allows it. This is a nice way to get to know other women living in the area and also to achieve that New Years resolution of 'reading more'. :)

Don't forget to join our WhatsApp group (https://chat.whatsapp.com/H35pAOiVoRK7gMdBNzvxt0).

You can also find the group's book recommendations here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12dVEDbRFws93nYaa1pVAwcB8DAJudpzefwbOzv4Ja5w/edit?usp=sharing).

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Upcoming events (5)

WWBC June:"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison & "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

For our June book club you can read either of the 2 books (or both!), it's up to you. We will then discuss both books together, separately or to compare, depending on what attendees have read.

The Bluest Eye:
"The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction."

The Color Purple:
"A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker's epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey towards redemption and love. "

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WWBC July: "My Cousin Rachel" by Daphne du Maurier

Walthamstow

My Cousin Rachel is a novel by British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1951. It is a mystery-romance, set primarily on a large estate in Cornwall.

"Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances.

Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?"

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cousin-Rachel-Virago-Modern-Classics/dp/1844080404

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WWBC Park Sunday Special: "Girlhood" by Melissa Febos

Lloyd Park

"A gripping set of short stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society."

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girlhood-Melissa-Febos/dp/1635572525

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WWBC August: "Detransition, Baby" by Torrey Peters

Walthamstow

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021

"A whipsmart debut about three women—transgender and cisgender—whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex."

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Detransition-Baby-Torrey-Peters/dp/0593133374

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WWBC May: "Of Women and Salt" by Gabriela Garcia

The Duke E17

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