May Book Club Announcement
The story from last month’s book club was very interesting. It took us on a journey of a 5 yr old boy who gets on a train that takes him far from home. We see him grow up with an adoptive family in a new country. When in University he discovers the magic of Google Earth, he uses it to find his way back home to the family he thought he’d never see again, cue the sad music and tears!
Our meetup was filled with snacks and a viewing of the movie. Shoutout to my niece for hosting us in the kick ass media room ❤. It is always great to see something on paper be translated into something you can consume with your eyeballs. The movie was sad in all the right places and, even though I wish they would have spent more time with young Saroo I enjoyed it.
This month I wanted us to read a story written by a great story teller. I looked for a long time and with all of the options out there I finally settled on a book by Kathleen Rooney. She’s a great poet, a writer of both fiction and non and she teaches English and Creative writing classes in a University in the US.
Ok…brace yourself and promise me you won’t be bummed out for this next part …this book doesn’t have a movie adaptation. But, like I said I was drawn to Kathleen’s writing and I have crazy faith in my imagination to keep up. Don’t fret though because the next book will be another movie adaptation 😉.
Now if you’re still with me, I’d love to introduce you to our book. It’s a National Indie Bestseller and I can’t wait to start it.
Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk
It’s the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.
As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be—in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America—a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.
A love letter to city life—however shiny or sleazy—Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. –Goodreads
So ya’ll ready to read with me? Let’s get it done by June 16th. If you need a bit of reading inspiration to get you started, check out this post 😊.
With the sweet weather we have coming at us this weekend, I recommend setting your reading scene at a coffee shop patio or, in the park.
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Chapters/Indigo you can also use this link to check out store availability 🙌🏽