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October 2017

Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout


October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

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November 2017

Book Club: In the Province of the Gods (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) by Kenny Fries

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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kenny fries

Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms.

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December 2017

Book Club: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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roxanegay

Facilitated by Sheila Black.

Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

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January 2018

Book Club: The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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liars club

Facilitated by Sheila Black.

When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir’s impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.

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