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February 2019 Book Club - My Sister the Serial Killer

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Knit Lit! Or Crochet Lit! Or Stitch Lit! Join us for a monthly community book club where we'll discuss a book and do some handwork. Only requirement is that you read the book (or most of the book).

In 2019 we are lucky to have our friend and librarian, Jenna Wolfe, lead book club. As 2018 came to a close Virginia began contemplating what journey book club might take and how that journey might converge with our mission at gather here: to foster and build communities of inclusion. Virginia and Jenna met and discussed our passion for books and stories that tackle identity, ableism, activism, privilege, and ageism. Visit our book club page to learn more about Jenna and the 2019 book club.

February's book is: MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:  Two sisters. The younger, more seductive sister has this one habit: all of her boyfriends end up dead. Her first call after she's killed one? Her older sister, Korede: the nurse, the fixer, the cleaner, the loyal pleaser. But when Ayoola shows up at Korede's work and the doctor Korede's in love with spots her and asks for her number, Korede is at a crossroads. She knows what happens to her sister's boyfriends when she is through with them. What will she do?

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: This is as much about what we will do for our sisters no matter what as it is about murder and serial killing. It's an intimate look at Nigerian family and the bounds of loyalty. What's more, it's dark but deeply sardonic, and whip short.

FOR FANS OF: Dark humor, comic deadpan writing, slashers, family portraits, debut authors, quick reads

Available at our favorite bookstores: Porter Square Books and Harvard Square Books! And check your local library!

Limited to 10 participants (17 yrs of age or older); 4 participants are required for book club to meet. This event is free but we do require you register so we know how many seats to put in the "reading nook".

  • Level:  Intermediate (you are working on your own project and we won't let you fail but this event is mostly for talking about the book and a little bit about you stitching)
  • We provide: lively discussion and great company
  • You bring: a copy of the book or your notes or whatever and your knitting/crochet/embroidery project. Maybe a beverage...
  • 2 hours - book club meets on the last Tuesday of the month

FREE!

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