Hi all. Thanks for a wonderful discussion of the classic The Well of Loneliness. I enjoyed your thoughts immensely. Especially interesting was the discussion of Jenn's question in my last post - whether the book is still "the lesbian bible" and whether the challenges faced by the characters are still relevant today. Amazingly, almost 100 years later, most of it rings true to us; many of us could identify with the struggles of that era. What does this mean? No progress? But we live in Canada, where same sex marriage is legal! Where LGBT rights are more entrenched than most other parts of the world! I'd love to hear your thoughts as well!
Some changes to the reading list had to be made. It seems that The Au Pair is not as readily available as we'd hope so we're moving it back by a couple of months to see if we can get hold of it. So this month, we're reading Carol Anshaw's Seven Moves. Grab a copy right away! We will have some discussion questions asap! We read Anshaw's Lucky in the Corner ages ago. Looking forward to it!
The next title we've added is by another author we've read before, Toronto writer Farzana Doctor. Last time Farzana was kind enough to chat with us via teleconference, maybe we'll convince her again! Her newest book, Six Metres of Pavement, is recently out. Read an excerpt here!