If you are tired of telling yourself, "I have a hard time sitting down and reading the latest books on the bestseller list or books people have recommended to me or that I've found of interest, bought and are still sitting on my shelf", join our group. Not only will you read a plethora of books that you might never have read, you'll also get a chance to discuss them with other lesbians! This group is for women who love women. The goal of this group is to discuss books of all genres (with an emphasis on women's or lesbian themes) and to meet other lesbians in a fun, safe, and social environment.
• What we'll do
This month we'll we be reviewing The Great Believers. Candace will be leading the discussion and hosting the evening.
"In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.
Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster."
• What to bring
This is our monthly potluck dinner and book review. Please contribute whatever you want toward a main dish, side dish, or desert. We also ask that everyone bring a few dollars to help offset the cost of Meet-up event hosting.
• Important to know
If this meeting is already full, get on the waiting list and read the book! Our meet-ups always fill early and we always have plenty of room on book night... you may not clear the wait list until the last minute, but we'll get you in so plan on coming!