As often happens, we're changing the planned reading list. Unfortunately, Tulchinsky's Love Ruins Everything is out of print. Sigh. So, October's new title is Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking by Aoibheann Sweeney.
We've also picked a book for January: The Child by Sarah Schulman. Schulman recently read at the University of Alberta and some book club members were able to attend. I heard it was great. And read a great review! Much fodder for discussion!
I missed the discussion this month, but had this from another book club member: We had a good discussion of Pink; everyone liked the book. A member found the character rather annoying - acting younger than her age - but I think the rest of us found her to be a sympathetic character. Several mentioned that it took until the midway point of the book to really capture interest, but it was a quick read anyway. Our main discussion centered around the issue of homophobia in current society, with some of the women sharing their coming out experiences.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The anthology, No Margins, was really well enjoyed by the our book club. It was a lovely re-visiting of several authors we've already read, and a great introduction to some other authors we haven't encountered yet!
This month we're reading Pink, by Jennifer Harris. Can't wait!
October's selection is from Karen Tulchinsky, that icon of Canadian lesbian fiction, Love Ruins Everything.
November we'll read Marion Douglas' Dance Hall Road. The excerpt in No Margins piqued our interest!