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October 2019 Book Club - American Marriage

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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.

American Marriage by TAYARI JONES

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Celestial and Roy are newlyweds. He, a budding young business executive. She, an emerging artist who creates one of a kind dolls. They are the epitome of the New South, making a home in Atlanta as they start life together, who never imagine what happens next. The couple are torn from each other by circumstances neither could have predicted. Can their relationship withstand the separation?

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: A tight story that weaves together three perspectives on a marriage and life, you will find yourself grappled by the characters and how they navigate false incarceration and the perils of young love. If you are like me, you will find yourself rooting for everyone involved--and you may shed a tear or two at this story’s conclusion.

FOR FANS OF: literary fiction, multiple perspectives, relationships, the South

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