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November Book Club

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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 the blog for what’s coming up this spring. Learn more about Jenna and the 2019 book club mission.

Trail of Lightning by REBECCA ROANHORSE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A breathtaking Native American urban fantasy adventure where Indigenous culture and characters don’t take a backseat to white protagonists. In Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut novel, climate change has wrecked North America, creating a sea that covers most of the heartland. The resulting chaos killed millions of people and threw civilization into the Energy Wars, leaving behind a broken world rife with crime and poverty.

Roanhorse told The Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog in 2018 that she didn’t see a lot of Native American representation in genre books, and she wanted to write a novel “where the landscape was filled with the places and the people that I knew from living on the rez,” and “where the gods and heroes were of North American Indigenous origin.”

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: You have been craving an urban fantasy adventure and you want rich characters that you can root for. And you want the story to move fast!

FOR FANS OF: fantasy, science fiction, indigenous perspectives


Available from some of our favorite local bookstores: Porter Square Books and Harvard Square Books. Don't forget your local library!

Limited to 12 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 knitting/crochet/embroidery/paper-piecing)
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…we always welcome snacks.

  • Event length: 2 hours

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